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Lauren Loudon

Lauren Loudon has worked as a yacht chef and stew since 2013. She hails from Lancashire, England.

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Crew Compass: Crew can curb ocean pollution

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is that defines my love for the ocean, but there are several factors that are …

Crew Compass: Cruising brings joy in places we had not expected

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Being offered a new job is always an exciting time and, as I’ve mentioned previously, there are different factors to consider …

Crew Compass: They say five strikes until you’re gone, but I’m at two and holding

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon From youngsters using the opportunities of the yachting industry as a money-making travel experience in a pre-university gap …

Crew Compass: Hiring based solely on looks

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon It’s that time of year when boats are winding down from their winter Caribbean season and preparing for the summer, while the …

Crew Compass: Crew friendships require space to have a bad day

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Finding the balance between being friends and colleagues is a sketchy topic when yachting is concerned. I’ve written …

Crew Compass: Sabbatical brings bittersweet joy, jet lag, doubts

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Stepping off the boat I’d called home for the past two years and saying goodbye to the crew that had become family was a …

Crew Compass: In yachting, calling it quits means more than just giving up a job

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon When I first did my STCW, I did not know that I would spend the following years falling in love with the yachting industry. At …

Crew Compass: Sailing west, with visions of the Med season dancing in my head

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon I’m spoiled. And let’s face it, so are most of us that work in the yachting industry. We explore some of the most beautiful …

Crew Compass: What makes a good guest? There is no simple answer

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon As crew, we’ve meet them all. I’ve written previously about how many different personalities we come across in this …

Crew Compass: As seasons shift, time for self-renewing sanity check

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Keeping your head and spirits high throughout a busy season can be difficult. Whether it’s a charter boat that’s been …

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Crew Compass: Crew can curb ocean pollution

Crew Compass: Crew can curb ocean pollution

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is that defines my love for the ocean, but there are several …

Yachties invited to ‘Spin for a Cause’

Yachties invited to ‘Spin for a Cause’

Young Professionals in Yachting have put out the call for the marine industry to unite on Aug. 16 for an afternoon of fun and exercise to …

Top Shelf: Rice paper rolls with green mango, shrimp and avocado

Top Shelf: Rice paper rolls with green mango, shrimp and avocado

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald Some 30 years ago, on Richmond’s Victoria Street in Australia, the Vietnamese rice paper roll was a …

Latest news in the charter fleet: Tranquility now with CN

Latest news in the charter fleet: Tranquility now with CN

News in the charter fleet M/Y Tranquility, a 300-foot (91.5m) Oceanco launched in 2014, available for summer charter in the western Med …

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