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How to Source Quality Crew

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link and hiring the right individual is crucial to building happy, productive and successful teams. Here are my top tips for making more intelligent hiring decisions: 1. Before you begin your search or engage any crew agencies,...

How to manage onboard R&R/ Crew ‘air time’

R&R/ Crew ‘air time’ can be limited when you have a back to back season and limited access to outdoor space as such this can take a toll on crew. Having worked as a junior stew the challenges associated with limited RnR /‘air time’ came with being at anchor for long...

When your values are being compromised

Q: When your Values are at Risk of Being Compromised  Anonymous, Captain, 42 I’ve recently resigned from a Captain’s position as I couldn’t accept a recent change of policies. I was asked to fire my really great crew, who were to be replaced by crew from the...

Interview with Karine Rayson

An Interview With Karine Rayson How long did you plan your move ashore? Due to planning only a short-term career in yachting I did not have to make provisions for a career exit strategy as such. I entered the industry with the intention to travel and have a break from...

When Heads of Departments cross over the line

What to do when your Engineer is Ruling the Roost Q: Jeff, Captain, 39: My Engineer is walking all over me, and I can’t seem to do anything about it. He pre-dates me onboard, he’s older than me, the boss likes him, the boat is old and full of problems…but...