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Why crew fail

The majority of crew aren't career minded and more likely to jump ship rather than work through rough patches.   Every job has busy and slow periods mixed with great, mundane and atrocious days. Crew need to be realistic, adapt, grow and consistently achieve objectives. Doing something once is no reason for promotion because every role on a yacht follows specific routines which maintain standards.   Realistic attitudes, being humble and understanding that doing your job well is expected and no reason for praise.    Time served, playing your position on the team and offering a helping hand is what > more

Get the inside track on the Yachtmaster Exam, from an RYA Examiner

Most students find any examination process stressful, and the Yachtmaster unfortunately is no exception. Stress can only be lessened if you are well prepared, and have some expectation of what will be required of you. Hopefully, this post will help with the latter!As an RYA Examiner, my goal is to try to get the candidates to perform to their best ability during the exam, and I try to do this by communicating as effectively as possible.  I will always strive to ensure that the student understands what I have requested, but if in any doubt, YOU must be clear on > more

TIME TO GET YOUR PBIBS ON! 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

     It is that time of year again, PBIBS returns to the Palm Beaches!  The Palm Beach International Boat Show has arrived again!  So, if you make the long haul from Ft. Liquordale to the show in Palm Beach leave your backpack at home they will not allow you into the show with one this year, heightened security you know.  Admission is $20 at the gate and only $18 online presales.  The boat show this year claims to have an unpredecented amount of boat and yacht companies on display from fishing boats to high performace racing sailboats, schooners and > more
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