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Crew Matters

 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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Bring out the sextant

For millennia, travellers used the stars to guide them on their journeys. It was through the art of celestial navigation that Odysseus sailed the seas and Columbus reached the Americas. Even Lawrence of Arabia used the stars to navigate his way across the vast, featureless deserts of the Middle East. …

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The power of ‘Thank you’!

It has long been recognised that a simple ‘thank you’ for a job well done has a disproportionately positive effect on morale. As John Adair wrote, “Praise and recognition based on performance are the oxygen of the human spirit.” Going out of your way and catching people doing great ‘things …

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Certification versus qualification

Recently we have seen an increase in yachts registered under Belgian flag. Especially for commercial yachts the lenient coding process seems to be the selling point for flying the beautiful (not) black, yellow and red colours of my home country. The issue however lies with the safe manning rules. Irrelevant …

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Aigua Sea School Updates

Regatta fun: a collaboration between Sunsail and Aigua Sea School. In aid of an environmental charity (signing as we go to press), a fleet of Sunsail yachts, supported by Aigua Team Instructors, will set sail for San Carlos at the end of October. The race will involve a fleet of …

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Earning After Yachting

Continuing on from my article Life After Yachting, which asked “How do you know when you’ve had enough?”, let’s take a more serious look at the realities of finding work and earning an income once you move ashore… So you dream of shorebased life with a dog or three, with …

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Managing your mental health on board

Mental health is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as ‘a state of well-being in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community’ …

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ACREW Award 2019 nominees

ACREW are proud to announce that after receiving the incredible number of over 25,000 votes, we are able to present the finalists for the Crew Awards. The Ceremony is taking place on 12th October at the prestigious Palais de la Méditerranée in Nice. CAPTAIN MASTER UNLIMITED Alex Whitty – MY …

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