Yachting isn't all fun and games -- many times yachties have to repeatedly turn down baby showers, birthdays, and weddings (much to the disappointment of our land-based family and friends). However, if you're a lucky crew member who managed to snag some holiday time off to attend a friend's wedding, congratulations! So you've bought the … Continue reading Wedding Season Essentials for Yachties
You're in the middle of a busy charter -- serving guests, setting up water sports, cleaning, running guests to shore, going full steam ahead! All of a sudden, your throat starts to hurt a little. You know you're getting sick. Even when you take great care of yourself, there are still times where you might … Continue reading 5 Things to Survive Being Sick Aboard a Yacht
There are several job positions you could choose from when working on a yacht, with certain skillsets depending on each position. But, have you ever wondered what your yachtie position SHOULD be based on a silly quiz? Of course you have...and who doesn't love a good mindless quiz to have a laugh? Take our Buzzfeed quiz … Continue reading QUIZ: What Should Your Crew Position Be on a Yacht?
Yacht crew often make the mistake of putting too much or non-relevant info on their yacht CVs (which we can totally help with). An interesting topic came up recently when we received a yacht CV that included their Myers-Briggs personality type. For those not in the know, Myers-Briggs (also known as MBTI) is a test … Continue reading Should Personality Type Be Included on a Yacht CV?
Remember when you were fresh-faced and ready to take on the world at the start of the yacht season? Yea, me neither. It's been a long hard season, and we're starting to notice some signs we're almost at the finish line: 1. When waking up actually feels like this 2. When you're made up of … Continue reading 7 Signs You’re Ready for the Yachting Season to be Over
You can spot them by their sunglass tan, polos with a yacht stenciled on their backs, and shorts/skorts they wear in public while running errands around town. They have an enviable instagram feed, and drone shots of paradise for days, but behind every freckle and t-shirt tan line, they have a story to tell to people … Continue reading Don’t Become a Yachtie
Even if you don't work on deck, it's useful for all crew members to know the basics of tying common knots. At some point in your yachting career, you'll be asked to help out on deck during docking and you'll want to brush up on some knot knowledge. Not only is it a wonderful addition … Continue reading Common Knots Used on Yachts
When you're in close quarters on board, it's hard to find a moment for yourself. Crew conflict can arise easily after being with the same people in tight spaces for long periods of time. But, one of the most important parts of being healthy on a yacht is mental relaxation. We at Crew Compass are … Continue reading Keep Calm and Yacht On: How To Keep Your Cool On Board
We saw a rant on FB recently about how difficult working on a yacht can be. We get it, the long hours, the no days off, demanding guests, etc. BUT, we would like to point out how amazing it can be to live on the water, hang out on the beach with crew, enjoy life … Continue reading 10 Memes that Capture the Highs and Lows of Working on a Yacht
The life of a yachtie as told through a poem shared with Crew Compass by Deckhand Skeeley.nz. Can you relate? I know we sure can! Living the dream or just keeping it clean? The question we ask as a superyacht team... We sail the Caribbean all the way to the Med, Days upon days aboard … Continue reading Thoughts On a Yacht: A Poem