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Crew Matters

2020 Vision

“A goal without a plan is just a wish” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – author of ‘The Little Prince and hero fighter pilot who perished in World War II famously said and as we draw closer to the year 2020 it has me thinking about clarity of vision. If ever there …

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Need help?

I often see posts in the yachting groups, or hear crew talking about issues with unpaid wages, difficult captains or bullying, among other things. People can easily feel helpless and isolated, not knowing where to turn for help. Many crew are young people and may not have experience in dealing …

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Aigua Sea School sets sail in a new direction

One voyage comes to an end … another begins! The journey that began 14 years ago is now charting a new course. Aigua Sea School is closing, but exciting new opportunities are opening up. I’m really proud of everything the amazing Aigua Sea School team has achieved. The evidence is …

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Clear communications through the Holy Book

Two months ago while the season in the Med was coming to a definite end, we signed a new client. The owner of a Lagoon 620 was referred to Invisible Crew by his captain. I had interviewed the captain 10 months earlier for another position. At the end of the …

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Retaining Crew

Crew are at the heart of any vessel’s success. However beautifully designed a vessel, however comprehensive the safety equipment; it is down to the crew’s attitudes, behaviours and integrity as to how it all works in practice. An owner or charter guest’s experience is so much more than the nuts …

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Are you ready for Yachtmaster Motor?

Motor yachts are a very different beasts compared to sailing craft. To some extent they are easier to handle, as they are generally fitted with twin engines and thrusters, with the vantage point of a flybridge which provides great visibility. They are however less forgiving when things don’t go to …

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 Managing your career

Managing your Career, it’s like a route map – you just need to know where you are going! Are you trusting in fate or planning and managing your career? If we have a route map of where we want to go in our careers, the more likely we are to …

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Serious fun!

Powerboating is exhilarating, exciting and sensational. Used for leisure and professional purposes, enabling people to take to the water in increasingly powerful and sophisticated craft. Be it a family enjoying a day out or yacht crew operating tenders to service yachts or pull their guests on the various water sports …

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Invisible Crew at the MYRC in Porto Cervo

For the second consecutive year SY Aenea, the CNB76 that we have been managing since her launch in February 2017, has competed in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in early September. The conditions on the first race day were bliss. We were finding our groove somewhere in the middle of …

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