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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 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 …

Crew Compass: Close-quarter conflicts tricky for crew couples

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Working with people is one thing, but being around them 24/7 while living in your work space as well can take its toll. Any …

Crew Compass: Coming my way? Fit a little something in your bag

Crew Compass: by Stew Lauren Loudon Ever crave something comforting from home, something so unattainable at that instant that it suddenly makes the world feel …

Crew Compass: Make time for yourself

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon One thing that I’ve found difficult on boats over the years is making time for myself and doing things for me. How  on earth …

Crew Compass: Yacht crew enjoy a front-row seat at nature’s greatest displays

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon My favorite thing about being at sea is nature’s unpredictable pattern. There are few things on this Earth that can compare to …

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Campaign launched to fight hunger in Balearics

Campaign launched to fight hunger in Balearics

Global Yachting Group’s Nick Entwisle has founded a new project called Yachting Gives Back to address the stark disparity between rich …

Odessa crew top in teamwork, agility

Odessa crew top in teamwork, agility

The crew from M/Y Odessa won the final day crew challenge at the third annual Acrew’s Sint Maarten Rendezvous held at Yacht Club Port de …

U.S.-based seaplane picks up yacht passengers in Cuba

U.S.-based seaplane picks up yacht passengers in Cuba

By Dorie Cox Private yacht guests in Cuba were picked up by a seaplane in what Cuban officials call the first seaplane landing in more …

Stew Cues: Table seating, service order dictated by varying factors

Stew Cues: Table seating, service order dictated by varying factors

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan Some of the most frequently asked questions I get regarding mealtimes are how to seat the guests at the …

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