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Captains Of Ships – Glen McDonnell

With three siblings and a signalling engineer (day shift) father and a nurse (night shift) mother, Glen had a happy but humble upbringing.  Living close to the rather dishevelled silty Oxley Creek inlet on Brisbane River, he spent many a day head-to-toe in mud chasing after catfish and crabs before …

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Thinking of leaving yachting?

How often have you thought “what next”? Did you join the industry for a few years and now some 10 or so years later you are asking yourself what lies ahead? “Rotation!” I hear you cry; great if you can get it. Many of the roles on board are still …

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The Aigua Plus Card: It’s All About You!

It’s here, it’s finally here! This project has been on our list of things to do for ages and now it’s arrived, well, you can imagine we’re pretty chuffed about it. The Aigua Plus card is our initiative to provide Aigua Sea School students more benefits during their training and …

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Aigua Sea School – Summer Fun. Play Safe.

The summer of 2018 was arguably a late arrival to the Mediterranean. Whilst those of us who live and work here, the delay was almost welcome, and we had longer to prepare for the basking heat of July and August. It’s been said that the late arrival of summer will …

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The Training Record Book (TRB) Your Guide

The Training Record Book is part of the qualification requirements for Yacht Ratings and OOW (Y) candidates. It must be presented to the examiner when you sit your oral examination. Exemption is given to OOW (Y) candidates who have 1095 (36 months) actual days at sea on vessels over 24 …

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Managing Your Stakeholders!

Whether in the yard, getting ready for the season or in the full throes of a busy charter, managing your many stakeholders is a key component of being a Captain. Much like the conductor of an orchestra, a Captain must direct and synchronise these stakeholders. It can mean the difference …

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The Smart Laundry

Such a small room… with so much potential for things to go wrong! Only a small percentage of yachts are fortunate enough (or large enough) to hire professionally trained dedicated laundry personnel… leaving untrained crew in charge much of the time. But, you might ask, how complicated can laundry possibly …

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