• Stew Tips: Natural Cleaning Products (Not) to Die For

    Posted: 10th July 2014 | Written by: Isobel Odendaal

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    Healthier products in cleaning caddies mean healthier stews and a healthier ocean, and it's naive to think that strong, chemically laden cleaning products will do a better job.
  • Stowage That Won't Break the Bank

    Posted: 25th June 2014 | Written by: Superyacht Operating Systems

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    Wouldn't it be great if it didn't cost a fortune to create professional stowage. Doesn't everyone want a beautiful walk in china store to house the yacht's collection of plates, flatware, glassware and accessories?
  • Stew Tips: Fear suede? Fear not!

    Posted: 19th May 2014 | Written by: Isobel Odendaal

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    Stews often fear or dislike cleaning suede. In her third Q-Tips and Toothpicks column, SYSA's Isobel Odendaal gives some advice about the care and cleaning of this difficult fabric.
  • Ten Things I Didn't Know: Dockwalking is Fun!

    Posted: 28th March 2014 | Written by: Nikki Ridley

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    I thought I knew a lot about yachting when I made the decision to join the hordes in Antibes. I suspected dockwalking was a thing to be feared and that I was immune to seasickness.
  • Stew Tips: The Dreaded Orchids

    Posted: 24th March 2014 | Written by: Isobel Odendaal

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    Most stews have had to look after those dreaded Phalaenopsis orchids. This month’s column is dedicated to tips for keeping them alive for longer than the guests’ arrival day.
  • Ten Things I Didn't Know: Yacht Origami

    Posted: 7th March 2014 | Written by: Lauren Williams

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    To kick off the new '10 Things' series from OnboardOnline, Lauren Williams tells us 10 things she didn't know before joining yachting, starting with the wonder that is toilet paper origami.
  • Introducing the Stew Tips Column

    Posted: 21st February 2014 | Written by: OnboardOnline with Isobel Odendaal

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    Steward/esses, as a group, have a huge amount of knowledge when it comes to solving problems on board, but are often unable to take advantage of each other’s experience.
  • Cabin Fever

    Posted: 2nd February 2014 | Written by: Jo Morgan

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    If someone had asked my teenage self where I expected to be living in my 30’s, it’s unlikely I would have said I was aiming for a bunk-bed situation.
  • What Floats Your Boat?

    Posted: 30th October 2013 | Written by: Paula Herbert

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    Some people are sailing yacht people, others are motor yacht people, but rarely is someone both. In fact a (mostly) friendly rivalry runs through the water between these two worlds. Each has perceptions about the other; perceptions based in both myth and reality.
  • Stewardesses: Keep Calm and Drink Tea

    Posted: 25th September 2013 | Written by: Mrs Steele

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    Chief stewardesses often get a bad wrap for nagging and over-reactions to trivialities. But, as Mrs Steele argues, sometimes you just have to stand your ground.
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