October 07, 2015
There was a time, in the not too distant past, when becoming proficient at one’s job meant getting as much on-the-job training as possible to advance up the career ladder. Working as professional yacht crew was no different. During the 1980s, all that was required to become a licensed captain was gathering your sea time, reading a home study course and sitting for your United States Coast Guard exam. With your ‘captain’s ticket’ in hand, you wangled your way onto a small yacht and learned as you went along. Times have changed.
In the mid-90s, the International Maritime...