Captain’s Log

  • Royal Huisman expands their shipyard facilities to Amsterdam

    Royal Huisman is pleased to announce today their intention for the exclusive use of the facilities of Holland Jachtbouw (HJB) in Amsterdam following the anticipated termination of business by...

    • February 1, 2017
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  • Special Delivery

    “ If anything’s gonna happen, it’s gonna happen out there… ” —Captain Ron   One of my all-time favorite movies is Top Gun, but that has nothing to do...

    • January 26, 2017
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  • My Space, Your space…

    I arrived at the offices early that balmy, late summer morning because, quite frankly, that’s how I roll. I like to set up early before the minions arrive: have...

    • Posted January 26, 2017
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  • How to Dodge the Paparazzi

    Fortunately, the European silly season has long since passed and our newspapers and magazines are full of real news once again. For over the summer months, barely a day...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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  • Know Your Boundaries

    “ People asking questions lost in confusion Well I tell them there’s no problem, only solutions ” —John Lennon, “ Watching the Wheels ”   There’s been some palaver (idle...

    • January 23, 2017
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  • Senior Couples: It’s Tough at the Top

    Well, it’s certainly nice to see how much of an impact last issue’s topic didn’t have on the yachting community. I’ve interviewed more young crew couples asking for “...

    • Posted January 17, 2017
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  • Developing Yacht Crew of the Highest Caliber

    In the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race, the Swedish flagged Ericsson 4 reeled off 596 miles in 24 hours, a monohull record. And only 18 days after the race’s start....

    • Posted January 1, 2017
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  • The Rosenfeld Collection

    World-renowned photographer Morris Rosenfeld (1885-1968) won his first photography contest at age 13 with an image of a three-masted ship. Using the prize money, he purchased his own camera...

    • December 9, 2016
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  • Giving Presence and Presents

    “You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” John Wooden Working on a yacht can be lonely. Special...

    • Posted November 1, 2016
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  • Weathering the Weather

    “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning!” One possible origin of this lore is from the Bible, Mathew 16:2-3 “…Jesus replied to...

    • Posted September 1, 2016
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