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Triton Survey: Captains prefer to hire career-minded crew

In many countries around the world, it’s not unusual for young people to take a year off between university and real life. Some of those kids find their …

Checking the tide: Are you watching the Olympics?

Are you watching the Olympics? Every bit of media is filled with coverage and stories from the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, so it’s easy to …

Checking the tide: Have you ever had to use your medical training?

Have you ever had to use your medical training? Whether its medical first aid or the one-day primer during the STCW, all yacht crew have had some sort of …

Checking the tide: What lessons has yachting taught you?

What’s the best life lesson that yachting has taught you? This question stopped yacht crew in their tracks yesterday. A few, you could tell, …

Checking the tide: Coffee or tea?

We’ve all heard about the studies that say caffeine is bad for us, but somehow we just can’t help ourselves. Good coffee and fine leafy tea are too …

Triton Survey comments from crew: Time off

Read the Triton Survey on time off for captains and crew. And read a few more thoughts about the primary means of ensuring time off: rotations: It is a …

Triton Survey: Time off presents challenges for crew

One of the biggest complaints we’ve heard from captains and crew over the past 10 years has been the inability to take time off. That issue was amplified in …

Triton survey comments: Crew weigh in on severance pay

Read entire Triton Survey here. A policy manual is not a legal employment agreement. I always work with an employment contract and I make sure that all of the …

Triton survey: Severance pay is handled a variety of ways

The idea for this month’s survey comes from a veteran captain with 10 years with his current boss. Like many in yachting, the vessel is for sale and he …

Triton survey: Level of leadership depends on viewpoint

This month, we revisit the leadership issue. After discussing this topic at our captains luncheon this month, it was clear captains don’t always get …

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