Cheeki Rafiki- Questions for the Future

Posted: 21st May 2014

Written by: Richard Donkin

Whatever the outcome of the search for the Cheeki Rafiki crew, the sailing fraternity will need to take a long hard look at this incident to see whether lessons can be learned for the future. Read More

Yacht Captains Association Announces New Member Benefits

Posted: 14th May 2014

Written by: Yacht Captains Association

Non-profit association dedicated to professional yacht Captains initiates programs with respected travel, hospitality and financial management companies. Read More

Ships and Crew Rot in Port: The argument to go to sea

Posted: 15th Jan 2014

Written by: Ted Street

While much has been written about the need for adequate rest for crew, little has been written about what happens when boats and crew get the opposite: too much down-time. Read More

Two Ways to Cross the Atlantic

Posted: 14th Jan 2014

Written by: William Garnier

Author and skipper William Garner shares two dramatically different journeys across the Atlantic- the solitude and discomfort of a solo crossing versus the luxury and camaraderie of a charter yacht. Read More

5 Questions When Hiring a Yacht Electro-Technical Officer (ETO)

Posted: 31st Dec 2013

Written by: Great Circle Systems

Yachting technology specialist Great Circle Systems shares the first of its 5 most popular blogs of 2013. Read More

Bridging Communications

Posted: 25th Nov 2013

Written by: Simon Harvey

Today's superyachts come equipped with every modern piece of equipment to navigate the globe, however, one ingredient that needs constant upgrading is human command. Read More

Dazed and Delighted with Difficult Clients

Posted: 4th May 2013

Written by: Mex

I love being at sea, more a seadog than an hotelier, but the service aspect aboard has become one of the driving factors in the yachting industry. Read More

Surfing Aboard

Posted: 11th Mar 2013

Written by: Mex

Nowadays, before guests sip their first cocktail, the first and most common question seems to be: ‘Do you have internet?’ Internet has become a lifeline for some, and rather than surfing the waves, many spend hours surfing the Net... Read More

If You Drive the Yacht, What Drives You?

Posted: 21st Feb 2013

Written by: Mark 'Ted' Street

What drives you can be the route to success, and there are many ways to gauge that success. Sure, money is one of them. So is position, size, program, type of yacht. But for the yacht crew I’ve known to be the happiest, the greate... Read More

The Ins and Outs of Crew Changeovers

Posted: 10th Jan 2013

Written by: Mex

Changeovers: we’ve all done them at least once, and usually several times, as we progress in this industry. One of my greatest pleasures is witnessing and experiencing the profound pleasures of good crew work and a sound dynamic. ... Read More


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