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Score with the universal language of soccer during the World Cup

By John Jarvie Boating is a universal language. Anywhere in the world, we have the capacity to communicate, bond and relate through experiences that only …

Bahamas, Caribbean cruising guide author Steven J. Pavlidis dies

By Milt Baker Stephen J. Pavlidis, one of America’s top cruising guide authors, died May 29, in Covington, Georgia, after a long period of failing health. He …

Yachting doesn’t need to hold crew with ‘golden handcuffs’

By Conor Salmon One of my favorite quotes is: “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford is credited with …

Different world onboard yacht for San Francisco bar pilot

By Capt. Paul Lobo My first and only pilot job on a yacht was in the summer of 2007. I thought I’d never pilot one because I was retiring that year. So the …

Write to Be Heard: French law on social security offers another option

By Vincent Huens de Brouwer Regarding the recent implementation by the French government of the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC 2016 – Regulation 4.5 – …

Winterizing a warm-weather yacht

By Capt. Rupert Lean The megayacht industry rarely winterizes a yacht. Usually there are crew living on board or the yacht is sent south to warmer waters …

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

By Capt. Bruce Gregory I’ve made 40-plus offshore passages from 50 miles to 1,500 miles in boats from 8-foot dinghies to 80-foot tugs; have witnessed …

Successful trips keep yachts visiting Cuba

By Michael T. Moore and Maria Romeu The 2016-17 Caribbean yachting season was the first time since 1958 that U.S. yachters could visit Cuba, and they did so in …

Optimize Galapagos islands visit with a 7-day itinerary

By Fernando Espinoza Known as “enchanted isles,” the Galapagos Islands are home to the Galapagos National Park and Galapagos Marine Reserve, and are a …

To recruit, retain better crew, use better lures

By Bob Howie I’ve long compared the aviation world in which I live to the yachting world, which I only visit, in terms of both professions’ similarities …

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Colors, carvings and curves worth the challenge in Papua New Guinea

Colors, carvings and curves worth the challenge in Papua New Guinea

Story and photos by Kevin Davidson Headhunters, warriors, spears, bows and arrows – ready for something different? Then join me on a …

Top Shelf: In charter season, a helper worth her weight in cake

Top Shelf: In charter season, a helper worth her weight in cake

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim McDonald Ask any sole charter chef what they want most for Christmas and I’ll bet you, sure as nuts, they will …

Sea Sick: Save severed finger with correct response

Sea Sick: Save severed finger with correct response

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray While working on a boat, there are many opportunities to lose a finger or two. Think hatches, winches, ropes, …

Triton networks with Maritime Marine

Triton networks with Maritime Marine

More than 220 yacht captains, crew and industry folks joined us for Triton Networking with Maritime Marine on the first Wednesday in …

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