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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 another boater could fully understand.…

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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 was 65. “Steve…

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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 saying this back…

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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…

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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 – Social security), your readers should know…

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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 instead of completely…

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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 nearly every conceivable sea state;…

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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 droves.…

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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 UNESCO World Heritage Site and a…

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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 … of which…

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