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From the Bridge: Captains want insurance to protect owner, crew

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox From broken bones to the flu, yacht crew are subject to a variety of injuries and illnesses that require medical treatment. In a brief…

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From the Bridge: No shocker to captains that electric power a continual concern

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Electronic charts, hot tubs, iPads, bilge pumps and clothes dryers are just some of the power-consuming items on today’s yachts. Managing the load is…

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From the Bridge: Training, equipment, realistic expectations ease towing trouble

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox When photos began circulating recently of a deckhand being pulled into the water behind a yacht underway, criticism was fast and strong online. Those…

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From the Bridge: Yacht watch duty anything but standard

From the Bridge: By Dorie Cox Many things can go awry on a yacht. A watchkeep can be the first line of defense to prevent such things as flood, fire,…

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From the Bridge: More culture than stuff that creates home onboard

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Individual comments are not attributed to encourage candid discussion; attending captains are identified in the accompanying photograph. Captains who make their living running someone else’s…

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From the Bridge: Social media seems like a joke until it’s about you

From the Bridge: by Editor Dorie Cox Word of a yacht on the rocks spread quickly on social media when a photo of it was posted in June. Hundreds of…

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From the Bridge: Down with salaries, experience; up with regulations, connection

Individual comments are not attributed to encourage candid discussion; attending captains are identified in the accompanying photograph. Captains who make their living running someone else’s yacht are welcome to join in…

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From the Bridge: The dream, the law, the reality: What it means to be a captain

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Each month for more than a decade, The Triton has invited a group of captains to lunch to discuss a yachting topic. The common…

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From the Bridge: Loads of logbooks prove their worth

Individual comments in this story are not attributed as to encourage candid discussion; attending captains are identified in the accompanying photograph. Captains who make their living running someone else’s yacht are…

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From the Bridge: Even with alcohol policy, captains’ judgment required

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox “What shall we do with a drunken sailor?” Captains have dealt with this issue for centuries. Lyrics from the old sea shanty detail punishments…

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