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10th USCG license renewal teaches some new lessons

Even after 40 years, an old captain can learn a new trick. Capt. Tedd Greenwald is on the 10th renewal of his U.S. Coast Guard license. At five years each,…

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Top Shelf: Wild mushrooms boost tenderloin

It’s early November, Queen Anne North, Seattle. The big dark has come. The temperature drops to below 7 degrees, the sun sets at 4:45 p.m., and the infamous Seattle rain…

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Veteran charter broker dies

Yacht charter broker Lynette Hendry died on Nov. 24 after a long illness. She was 78. Born in New York City in 1941, Ms. Hendry grew up in Long Island,…

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Machinery Matters: Filters are more than just ‘a sock in a tin’

“Filters are just a sock in a tin.” That was a scornful remark made by an engineer who had suffered the ignominy of a dress-down by the filter company representative…

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Busting yachting CV myths

Editor’s note: Gavin McMichael of SuperyachtResume.com offered these CV tips to yacht crew during a seminar at a previous Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.  Common myths about yachting resumes: Myth:…

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Culinary Waves: Chefs play major role in crew happiness

As the saying goes: happy wife, happy life. The same goes for our crew. The chef plays an important role onboard a vessel: keeping the “wife” (i.e., crew) happy. If…

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Acrew set to announce Crew Award winners

The votes are cast and the ballots counted. Find out who will win one of Acrew’s Crew Awards 2020 in a virtual ceremony streamed live on Youtube and Facebook on…

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Rules of the Road: New rule requires inventory of hazardous materials onboard

With the continued push for more environmentally friendly approaches across all industries, let’s revisit and update an existing topic: ship recycling. This is not the simple action of separating the…

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Stew Cues: Just starting out? Take time to invest in yourself

It’s that time of year again. Boats are returning to Fort Lauderdale after the summer season and prepping for the next round. November to April is the winter season, and…

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From the Bridge: Captains offer tips on how to start, grow and make it in yachting

COVID has changed everything about yachting. Cruising grounds closed; cruising itself was severely limited. Onboard operations changed in multiple ways, the least of which is a new schedule for cleaning…

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