Crew Life

Yacht Crew: Getting the Most out of Your Recruitment Agent

Posted: 10th Jan 2013

Written by: Erica Lay

As yachts increase in size and complexity so must the crew. Sometimes a captain simply doesn’t have the time to source individuals with the specialist skills and experience required. That´s ok though – that´s where people like me,... 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

Insert Tip Here

Posted: 9th Jan 2013

Written by: Eugene the Deckie

How tips are split between a crew can make for a happy bunch of sailors or a divided pack of whispering gremlins. As per most things on a boat, this generally stems from el capitano’s orders. Tips either: go in the hat, are scaled... Read More

Me, Myself and Crew

Posted: 8th Jan 2013

Written by: Morgan Lonergan

When, as a chef, I was asked to write an article on the finer points of the chef/crew relationship on board yachts, the initial rush of excitement I felt – and I mean the sadistic, puppy-kicking* kind of excitement a person may fe... Read More

The Grapes of Froth

Posted: 8th Jan 2013

Written by: Rod Smith MW

Champagne – Known for centuries as the Wine of Kings and the King of Wines, any fine meal should start with a glass of Champagne as its apéritif. It is a perfect ice-breaker, delicious palate-whetter and will make a celebration ou... Read More

Hypothermia - Advice for Yacht Crew

Posted: 7th Jan 2013

Written by: Dr. David Irons

Dr. David Irons, a director at Ocean Medical, is a general practitioner and emergency medicine doctor with a special interest in remote medicine. He has also been teaching MCA/STCW95 medical courses since 1994. Here he discusses t... Read More

Making the Transition to Purser

Posted: 24th Apr 2015

Written by: Jodie Clarke

I'm frequently approached by Chief Stewardesses that wish to make the transition to Purser and need some tips to help them succeed in their first Purser position. Read More

Yacht Crew: How to Upskill During Your Downtime

Posted: 12th Nov 2014

If your seasonal position has come to an end, now is a great time to reflect on how far you’ve come and plan what you want to achieve next. When you have time at your disposal, it’s always a good idea to expand your knowledge base... Read More

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