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From the Bridge: Training, equipment, realistic expectations ease towing trouble

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox When photos began circulating recently of a deckhand being pulled into the water behind a yacht underway, criticism was fast and …

From the Bridge: Yacht watch duty anything but standard

From the Bridge: By Dorie Cox Many things can go awry on a yacht. A watchkeep can be the first line of defense to prevent such things as flood, fire, …

From the Bridge: More culture than stuff that creates home onboard

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Individual comments are not attributed to encourage candid discussion; attending captains are identified in the accompanying …

From the Bridge: Social media seems like a joke until it’s about you

From the Bridge: by Editor Dorie Cox Word of a yacht on the rocks spread quickly on social media when a photo of it was posted in June. Hundreds of people …

From the Bridge: Down with salaries, experience; up with regulations, connection

Individual comments are not attributed to encourage candid discussion; attending captains are identified in the accompanying photograph. Captains who make …

From the Bridge: The dream, the law, the reality: What it means to be a captain

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Each month for more than a decade, The Triton has invited a group of captains to lunch to discuss a yachting topic. The common …

From the Bridge: Loads of logbooks prove their worth

Individual comments in this story are not attributed as to encourage candid discussion; attending captains are identified in the accompanying …

From the Bridge: Even with alcohol policy, captains’ judgment required

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox “What shall we do with a drunken sailor?” Captains have dealt with this issue for centuries. Lyrics from the old sea shanty …

From the Bridge: Emails the root of refit communications

[Individual comments are not attributed to encourage candid discussion; attending captains are identified in the  accompanying photograph.] From the Bridge: …

From the Bridge: Frugal captains scrimp, would splurge more on yacht

By Dorie Cox When captains look at a yacht, they see line items in a large budget. From the first cup of coffee in the morning, many are preoccupied with …

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From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox A group of yacht captains with experience at the helm of yachts from 100 feet to more than 250 feet …

From the Bridge: Yacht captains cautious to comment on bad behavior

From the Bridge: Yacht captains cautious to comment on bad behavior

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox A yacht engineer wrote in to The Triton that he had been watching boats speed through the harbor in St. …

From the Bridge: Yacht owner trip cancellations mean work, not rest

From the Bridge: Yacht owner trip cancellations mean work, not rest

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Each month a group of yacht captains gathers with The Triton for a private conversation about an industry …

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A look at and inside Pendennis

A look at and inside Pendennis

Let us first set the scene, as the location of this shipyard is very much a part of its DNA. Cornwall is a county in England, right at the …

Canadian Maritimes offer secluded cruising

Canadian Maritimes offer secluded cruising

As the nations of the world began to close down this spring, many captains and charter managers began looking for alternative cruising …

From the Bridge: Captains offer tips on how to start, grow and make it in yachting

From the Bridge: Captains offer tips on how to start, grow and make it in yachting

COVID has changed everything about yachting. Cruising grounds closed; cruising itself was severely limited. Onboard operations changed in …

One captain’s mission to ‘bullet proof’ his A/C system

One captain’s mission to ‘bullet proof’ his A/C system

After more than 30 years playing with, working on and running boats in several sectors of the maritime industry, one thing about yachting …