Crew-Life

What’s the coldest you have ever been in your life? The hottest?

Although this question didn’t have yachting in mind, our audience certainly has yachting in mind. Here are some cold and hot yachting days our readers shared on our social media…

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Living with a sub: A yacht captain’s reflections as a sub pilot

By Lucy Chabot Reed Capt. Les Annan didn’t think his musings about working and living with a submarine would generate much interest. His family and friends asked lots of questions,…

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What’s the most incredible weather event you have ever been through?

Anyone who’s been to sea has run into some weather. It might be motoring through a thunderstorm, hecticly running from an impending hurricane, or managing a rogue wave. Or it…

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Former cook/stew wins MIASF Golden Anchor award

By Lucy Chabot Reed Former yacht crew member Patience Cohn won the Golden Anchor Award for 2020, the most prestigious award given by the 60-year-old Fort Lauderdale-based Marine Industries Association…

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Which is your favorite shift to stand watch?

This week’s question wasn’t so hard. While we thought the daylight shifts would get loads of support, most of the captains and crew piping in on our social media Friday…

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What was your last job before working on yachts?

More than 60 people piped in on Facebook and Instagram for our most recent question in our new Friday Funcard feature, which is designed to spark a conversation and give…

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Yacht crew strum some love back home to South Africa

By Lucy Chabot Reed Not even a global pandemic can keep yacht crew creativity sequestered. The captain and chief engineer of M/Y My Aurora, a 120-foot (36m) Nordhavn docked in…

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Captain takes a moment to look ahead

Capt. Frank Ficken has waited out the quarantine in Newport this spring with his crew aboard S/Y Latitude, and reports in that things are starting to look up.  “Everyone seems…

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Yacht chef shares skills, humor in daily videos

By Lucy Chabot Reed Chef Brennan Dates has created Quarantine Kitchen, short videos of anything food related he feels like discussing — except recipes — while riding out a 50-plus-day…

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Yacht captain social media star shares life onboard

By Lauren Coles Capt. Tristan Mortlock, fondly known on social media as the “Super Yacht Captain,” has built a following through sharing a positive spin on what it’s like living…

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