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Unconscious Bias

The human brain is a wonderful thing. It has to deal with enormous amounts of data and information in seconds and make thousands of decisions every day. To help us manage all those decisions, our brain has constructed short cuts which mean that we don’t have to analyse and think …

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The “interesting” 2020 season

At the time of writing pretty much all my client’s yachts are doing different things. One is sitting in a marina in Greece with the captain on board and the owners stuck at home. Another is in full charter modus. Then we have a yacht that is still under its …

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Safe Anchoring

Anchoring is a rather important skill. To be able to get your boat to stop and be confident it will stay where you want it to. Being a liveaboard sailor, I see a lot of interesting events which are often caused by poor anchoring skills. I’ve had a number of …

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ACREW Launch the Superyacht Business Awards

ACREW is delighted to announce the launch of the global Superyacht Business Awards. This prestigious awards programme acknowledges the best superyacht businesses in the world, based on captain and crew experiences from last season. From Monday 15th June, ACREW will invite its network of over 15,000 captain and crew members …

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Nathan Skinner – Why Knot Sailing

I am pleased that The Islander is back on the printing press and that life seems to be slowly returning to what we knew as normal. After spending many weeks on my boat during the lockdown, the requests for boat tuition and delivery work is beginning to filter through, for …

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Charity Matters

More so than previous generations, Millennials and Gen Zs expect employers to provide them with opportunities for fulfilment, meaning and the ability to give back. Rather than just a job, they are searching for purpose and the opportunity to make a difference. While superyachts have not typically offered this experience, …

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Emotional Intelligence

In May we, as a business, shone the spotlight on the subject of Emotional Intelligence and received so much incredible feedback and insight from our attendees that I wanted to share some of the content we explored in our webinars and online sessions for those who might be interested in …

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Lockdown hasn’t been boring for Invisible Crew

While I was confronted with my two very energetic kids being pulled out of school and into my home office, the workload didn’t exactly diminish. Many people died of boredom during lockdown. I had to deal with the saga of one my client’s yachts that was on route for the …

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