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Describe these mariners as pros, not females From the Bridge Dorie Cox
When we decided to gather a group of women for a Triton From the Bridge lunch, it sounded like a great idea, but as soon as we all sat down, one of our guests wondered why we felt the need. “There is nothing to apologize for,” this woman said. “We are all doing our
Opening yacht doors, cutting power surprise firefighters, crew
jobs like everyone else.” Another woman noted that it is other people who notice there’s a woman at the helm. In fact, right before the lunch began, a vendor onboard made a point of saying he was glad to see a female captain. “You don’t hear conversations about women firefighters or police officers because they went through that 20 years ago,” she said. “This [lunch] is our chance to stand up and say I am a person
that just happens to be a female who drives a boat. And I do it really well.” Individual comments are not attributed to any one woman in particular in order to encourage frank and open discussion. The attendees, identified in an accompanying photograph, ranged from captains and officers to a chief stew and chef. Women in yachting – at least veterans like we gathered for the lunch – think of
See WOMEN, page 42
See FIRE, page 40
Join the Triton Expo on Oct. 12 The Triton's popular Expo is a chance for crew and industry to connect. Read more on page 47.
Captain left legacy Charter Capt. Bob Hartman, who helped start the VI rescue group VISAR, died Aug. 24.
What is ‘seaworthy’? Just what it means differs between mariners, insurers, flag states.
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Malta worth a stop, with lots for yachts, guests to see, do.
By Dorie Cox As part of the fire team on M/Y Archimedes, Bosun Max Haynes knows how to fight fire onboard the 222-foot (68m) Feadship. But he was surprised to learn some of the challenges land-based firefighters could face if they respond to help, including the critical issue of being able to open the myriad type of doors on a yacht. Crew from both M/Y Archimedes and S/Y Zenji, a 187-foot Perini Navi, took part in a training program organized by AIG’s Private Client Group in association with Resolve Maritime Academy and Newport Shipyard. The training, led by retired U.S. Navy firefighter Tom
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Triton Expo Crew network with Bluewater in Ft. Lauderdale in late September. The former Crew Unlimited and ICT have partnered under the name PHOTO/LUCY REED of the Antibes-based company. More on page 4.
‘Old salt’ runs yacht more than four decades with one family By Dorie Cox The yacht that Capt. Larry Hastings works on is for sale. It has been home to him for more than half of his life. Capt. Hastings is 75 years old. He
set down his cigar, stopped sanding the yacht’s old nameplate and talked about his 43 years working for the same owners on M/Y Buckpasser.
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Triton Survey What’s the best way for a yacht to spend the summer? Relax 27% Go exploring 73%
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