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Getting your own way!


Perhaps we should be using the word “influence” instead. Influencing others has to do with getting someone else to be receptive to your views, advice and recommendations. It is not about getting them to admit you are right nor controlling their behaviour. One definition of influencing is “The ability to ... Read More »

Invisible Crew – June 2016

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One of the things that makes my job really interesting is how all my clients are so different and have different wishes and demands. I have dealt with owners of yachts from 44 feet to 44 meters and I can testify that size doesn’t matter. What matters is the level ... Read More »

Creating the dream team


  Are your Crew One Team?! Surely a crew is one team? Well that’s a yes and a no! If you work on a small sail boat and you are all involved in sailing the yacht, it’s a definite “YES”. But we all know this is not always the case ... Read More »

The rules are very black and white and grey,


  One of the reasons why Invisible Crew is specialised and passionate about the Pocket Superyacht niche is its personal nature. The confined space of a yacht smaller than 100ft dictates that the contact between crew and owner is more amicable and less formal than on larger yachts. One would ... Read More »

PYA announce partnership agreement with Worldchefs (WACS)

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  Exciting news for Superyacht Chefs!!!   The Professional Yachting Association (PYA) has recently signed an agreement with Worldchefs where PYA and WORLDCHEFS will each recognise the other as an Associate Member of their organisations.   PYA and WORLDCHEFS have agreed a recognition reward programme (which includes a programme of training and examinations) that will make it ... Read More »

70:20:10 Rule of Learning and Development


How much learning do we expect our crew to do once they are in a job? According to research, most of it! To ensure that real learning takes place and endures, apply the 70 : 20 : 10 rule. With so much emphasis on courses and qualifications, it’s easy to think that ... Read More »

Announcing ACREW’s Calendar of Events 2016

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In 2016 ACREW wants to engage with every crew member that we can find! To help us do that we are excited to announce our programme of events designed to take professional development to crew, when and where they can access it.     Already we have kicked off the ... Read More »