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From the Bridge: Know-it-alls? Maybe, but captains ask when answers elude

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Individual comments are not attributed to encourage candid discussion; attending captains are identified in the accompanying photograph. What do yacht captains do when they…

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Yachties mobilize to help Bahamas

Numerous private groups, marine businesses and aid organizations have rallied to offer help to the Bahamiam islands affected by Hurricane Dorian over the past several days. Updates and reports have…

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Crew steps up to dive down

By Dorie Cox With a red helmet in hand, Lead Deckhand Andrius Ziburys grabs an orange life jacket. He loads his scuba-diving equipment into Chuck Norris, the tender to M/Y…

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Stew Cues: Dusting not just for surfaces; it also scrubs the air you breathe

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan As comedian George Carlin once said, “Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust,…

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Crew Coach: Understanding emotions an advantage

Crew Coach: by Capt. Rob Gannon Recognizing our emotions and their effects can be an important competency in our working and private lives. Unfortunately, we can get so wrapped up…

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Culinary Waves: Travel with your own tools

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth LawtonJohnson I have been on Spartan charter trips when a guest wanted a cake and I didn’t have a basic cake pan – much…

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Culinary Waves: The canapé is in a class of its own

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson To a yacht chef, no dinner party is complete without passed appetizers, from skewers to food shooters, dips and chips, wraps –…

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Taking the Helm: Mid-level leaders must balance needs of those above and below

Taking the Helm: by Paul Ferdais While a bosun, second stew or second engineer all have leadership roles, they’re also considered middle managers. They have people who report to them,…

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KVH introduces fastest 1m Ku/C-band VSAT antenna

Rhode Island-based technology company KVH Industries recently introduced the TracPhone V11-HTS, what it calls the fastest 1m Ku/C-band maritime VSAT antenna, designed to deliver data speeds as fast as 20/3…

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Drones, life-size robots boost arsenal to fight fires on board

By Capt. Jeff Werner There is no emergency aboard a yacht more frightening than a fire. To reduce that fear factor, all crew members are required to devote two full…

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