Life

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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Crew Compass: COVID doesn’t touch us, until it does

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon Just like most people everywhere in the world, it has been a whirlwind of a few months for me. It is safe to say that…

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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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Crew Eye: Sweeten up

Chef Tim MacDonald shared these photos of Stew Mon Starr-Hart preparing to serve a unique sweet tray. Assembled on a giant lollipop, the British and U.S. sweets were favorites of…

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The Money Dock: What would happen to you if you lost your job?

The Money Dock: by Bosun Alex Kempin For certain ranks of yacht crew, job security comes in several forms: either the constant threat of rain for the weary deck crew…

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Owner’s View: We are not all the same

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller I have found it difficult to describe an average owner of a crewed yacht, but I understand the temptation to stereotype minorities. There are approximately…

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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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