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Veteran stew launches online courses; first up, wine

By Lucy Chabot Reed Veteran Chief Stew Alene Keenan has launched an online wine course to help interior crew demystify the oh-so-serious topic of wine. Unlike the PYA-created wine course,…

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Stew Cues: Use this uncertain time to shore up ourselves

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan Like everyone else these days, yacht owners, captains and crew worldwide are trying to find a way to make sense of what is going on…

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Culinary Waves: Nutrition, time management, sanitation courses boost chefs’ CVs

Culinary Waves: by Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson Just as captains and all deck crew need to take courses to maintain their licenses on board, chefs need to maintain their…

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Crew Compass: Invest in yourself – it’s as simple as the click of a button

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon I’ve recently written about having a side hustle while in yachting and what a challenge it is to find the time for everything when days…

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Taking the Helm: People don’t leave jobs; people leave people

Taking the Helm: by Capt. Paul Ferdais When the “I’m leaving” conversation happens with the captain, there always seems to be some extenuating circumstance: “I’m off to take courses for…

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Monaco19: YCM offers new courses

By Lucy Chabot Reed The Yacht Club de Monaco announced a suite of new courses being developed and ready for offer in the coming weeks. Polar Code Capt. Jan Persson,…

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Fire training school hires new director

By Lucy Chabot Reed Fort Lauderdale-based Resolve Maritime Academy, the learning arm of Resolve Marine Group, has hired Chauncey Naylor as the academy’s new director responsible for operational management as…

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Founding partner now full owner at Dania Cut

By Dorie Cox Capt. Kevin Klar has a new workload as of Aug. 1.  Formerly one of the founding partners with Chip Macpherson, Capt. Klar has taken full ownership of…

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Crew Compass: Working for liveaboards a seismic shift from charter life

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon People always ask me what it’s like to work on yachts? You must have some good stories, they say. What’s it like to work for…

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USCG revises radar renewal requirements

In a revision to its regulations for merchant mariner credentials, the U.S. Coast Guard has removed its requirements for refresher courses, in certain cases, when renewing a radar observer endorsement.…

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