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Oh, the places yachting takes you

By Katie Hunt Waking up at 5 a.m. isn’t unfamiliar to many of us yacht crew working in this fast-paced industry. So, as I walk into the “galley” and flick…

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PBIBS19: Use natural items, offer good service, and polish as you go

By Adina Mujica In addition to showcasing terrific talent and lovely table settings, many of the participants in the 2019 TopNotch Tabletop Challenge offered tips for other stews to learn…

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Obamacare penalty eliminated for U.S. tax paying crew

By Maria Karlsson Since Jan. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) has eliminated the shared responsibility payment — more commonly known as the individual mandate —…

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More to background checks and crew history than at first glance

By Joe Johnson The main reason to do background checks is to avoid hiring or going into business with people who may be untrustworthy and harbor ulterior motives. On TV…

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Solomon Islands offer solitude, beauty, best diving

Story and photos by Kevin Davidson “Wow, that’s a beautiful boat. Are you the owner?” I hear that a lot from folks who stroll along the marina pier. It’s nice…

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Walking off my twenties on the Camino de Santiago

Where in the World: Story and photos by Sonja Maryn “So, what brought you to the Camino?” It’s a question asked at any time of any interaction with anyone you meet…

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Are you ready if your partner dies suddenly?

By Lisa Samuels As I grow wiser in my life and through my position in the financial services industry, I have had so many conversations with crew members, marine craftsmen…

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A doctor explains how to best work with your phone-based medical provider

By Dr. Robert Quigley A very important person on board had an unfortunate run-in with a sea urchin. She is in extreme pain, and you need to get her assistance…

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Alcohol muddies the water of insurance coverage

By Dr. Robert Darling Injuries and illnesses experienced as a result of alcohol or other substance abuse is often excluded in health and medical insurance. Here are some details about…

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A Visit From Saint Nicholas (The Yacht Edition)

By Stew Diana Riordan ‘Twas the night before Charter, when all through the yacht Not a yachtie was stirring, though the boat rocked a lot; The lines were placed on…

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