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Rules of the Road: Prepare to be boarded this season

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Sovereign and other self-governing nations have the right to control any activities within their own borders, including those of visiting yachts. Authority…

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Sea Science: UV light can’t be felt, but danger it poses is real

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed As a sun-loving species, we humans often crave outdoor time in order to enjoy nature’s elements. It’s not until overexposure occurs that many wonder if…

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Secure at Sea: Yacht safety entails facing threats in multiple dimensions

Secure at Sea: by Corey Ranslem When I joined the U.S. Coast Guard, I was 24 years old and had a promising career in television. It felt crazy to give…

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

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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…

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Rules of the Road: Ship recycling rule applies to yachts, too

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers With the renewed push for more environmentally friendly approaches in yachting, this month’s column will revisit and update an existing topic:  ship…

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Sea Science: Color analysis advances studies of ocean currents

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed The origin of the word salt comes from salarium, Latin for salary, which refers to the amount of compensation a Roman soldier would receive in order…

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Rules of the Road: Inspect safety gear often

Rules of the Road by Capt. Jake DesVergers While safety equipment is critical for any yacht, we always hope it never needs to be used. Nevertheless, it is the responsibility of…

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From the Bridge: Loads of logbooks prove their worth

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Individual comments in this story are not attributed as to encourage candid discussion; attending captains are identified in the accompanying photograph. Captains who make their living running someone else’s yacht are…

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Sea Science: Mirages taunt our inability to discern nature’s tricks

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Seeing is believing, and a human’s ability to observe with our eyes often dictates what we accept as truth. There are times, however, when observations…

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

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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 detail punishments…

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