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An overwhelming percentage of resumes read the same. Three months here, nine months there and absolutely no longevity.    Light on experience and heavy on lifestyle questions during job interviews, Captains are forced to accept mediocracy, when their searching for excellence.   That's not to say GOOD CREW don't exist, but rather the MEDIOCRE CREW get jobs because yachts need to fill positions and keep going.   Crew willing to stick with a boat for at least one year, quickly rise through the ranks, progress and add value to their career.    Earning a little more money each year is a function of dedication, > more

The Ultimate Guide for Fighting Ship Fires Successfully

According to research, fire outbreaks are among the most frequent causes of accidents at sea, in parallel with grounding, collision, and grazing contact. Every seventh fire outbreak culminated in the loss of life, and it was established that the most frequent outcome from a fire was damage to the vessel and inability to proceed with the journey. Fires don’t cause themselves. At sea, you can’t really blame the environment for causing fire. So who is to blame? You’re probably guessing already - people. Not by malice, usually, but by error. Reports suggest that “human error is a significant part of > more

Ximera crosses the Atlantic

26∞51.57 N - 016∞ 37.19 W to Dolphins and a small boat are our companion for the night. The wind has changed to NNW and now we can head again 220∞, we want the butter to melt! Keeping Orion to our starboard above the mast help us to keep our pulpit addressing WSW.And now as we settle into our night watch pattern, the wind is gusting upto 22 knots so we quickly put in two reefs so it's more manageable for the night. Despite the reefs we are still pulling over 9 knots and making great time down to Cape > more
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