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Yacht charts a path to promising future for former foster kids

A 100-day voyage of 5,000 nautical miles on S/Y Wisdom, a 100-foot cruising ketch built in 1989, aims to provide life skills and a head start to youth who have been left to fend for themselves after aging out of the foster care system.

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Owner’s View: Modernity just drags us along

Tried and true is a useful criterion for standards. I still require two-person watches when our boats run in restricted visibility, where one of the two watchstanders must be a…

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Owner’s View: Driving is a dying art

Many of our younger crew members have looked forward to becoming command drivers on a large yacht. I understand that desire. Over the decades, I have tried to provide some…

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Monaco Marine yards reopen

Tanguy Ducros, chief commercial officer of Monaco Marine Group, emailed customers and clients yesterday to say that the remainder of its shipyards and marina have reopened. “To date, there have…

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Winter work on Erie Canal stopped

The New York State Canal System may not be ready to open on May 15. The Canal Corporation’s parent agency, New York Power Authority (NYPA), ordered a work stoppage in…

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Bahamas releases COVID-related yacht protocols

The government of The Bahamas has released official COVID-19-related protocols for all boats in the waters of The Bahamas. The protocols apply to “all boats, yachts, private craft, and recreational…

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Maritime communications on brink of transformation

By Dave George Traditional marine radio communications have always been uniquely different from land mobile radio. Smaller vessels from 80 to 180 feet typically used VHF handhelds for internal and…

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Refit Matters: New traditions evolve from refit challenges

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Refit Matters: by Jon Wilson The great traditions of the maritime industry have flourished for good reason. Starting with the most fundamental one – the navigational rules of the road…

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Course change from 506-foot ship to 120 yacht

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By Dorie Cox Capt. Christopher Monroe expected his new job to feel unfamiliar. At 49 years old, he had made a significant course correction for a new tour of duty.…

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From the Bridge: Crew dream of moving up, captains long to move down

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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 gathered to address a…

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