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'Are you new to the Riviera and looking for a job in the yachting industry? Not sure who to contact or where to go? Wouldn't you like to have some key information and contacts at your fingertips to help you in this search? Then this is the guide for you

'Are you new to the Riviera and looking for a job in the yachting industry? Not sure who to contact or where to go? Wouldn't  you like to have some key information and contacts at your fingertips to help you in this search? Then this is the guide for you.  Tracy Leonetti from LBS in collaboration the Horizons team bring you the New Crew Survival Guide Click to view:http://www.lbsinfrance.com/product/the-survival-guide-for-new-crew-in-france My Background Did you ever have a dream?  Well many moons ago, when I was a teenager, I did and it was to travel and discover at least a part of this amazing world.  I have been fortunate in that I have managed to travel quite a lot, met some amazing people and I have lived and worked in some beautiful countries but my...

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The Future of Yacht Recycling

Published on August 15, 2015 A yachting industry forum – The Future of Yacht Recycling – will seek to address the considerable challenges and opportunities presented by what has become known as 'End-of-Life Boats'. In recent years most nations with ownership of significant numbers of leisure yachts amongst their population, have been turning their attention to the ELB phenomena which has been exacerbated due to the boom years of the 70s and 80's, when large numbers of yachts were mass produced from long-life composite construction materials. And due to the fact their average life span is 30 to 50 years, they are now presenting the yachting industry with some economic and environmental challenges, in fairly large and annually increasing numbers. As far back ...

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Ainslie wins Portsmouth America's Cup World Series event

The overhead motorway signs on the approach to Portsmouth read 'For America's Cup take M275' - if only it was that easy. The second day of the opening event of the 2015 Louis Vuitton AC World Series proved to be far more tricky for everyone as the weather played it's hand with force.   For the home team to win the first of the AC World Series events for the 35th America's Cup cycle was a dream result. But Land Rover BAR's slick crew work and tactical expertise on Saturday saw Ainslie's team deliver the result that they and their supporters wanted with a first and second gained the hard way, (from behind), in the first two races. Ainslie frequently achieves his best results when he's under pressure and t...

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Safety Ashore... Are You Prepared?

Jun 2nd 15 By Hillary Hoffower   When visiting a foreign land, safety is always a top concern. And with a job that involves extensive travel and working for the wealthy, yacht crew are no exception to risks abroad and safety precautions should become more than routine.   Take it from Bosun Jake,* whose mate, Aaron,* arrived back at their yacht in the Caribbean one night a couple of years ago with a bruised face, a missing wallet and a story to tell. Deciding to head back to the boat early, Aaron had separated from the crew and walked to the yacht by himself, only to be cornered and mugged on his way there.     Fortunately, save for a punch to the eye, Aaron was unharmed, but his story is not one to take lightly and certainly is not an uncommon one. Just h...

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The end of holiday bill shock: Using your mobile phone in the EU will cost no more than at home as roaming fees are scrapped

Phone users on contract will be able to use their monthly allowance abroad Cost of calls, texts and data in the EU will drop in 2016 and disappear in 2017 Move will boost businesses offering services to people travelling abroad Roaming will still apply outside the EU      Britons travelling abroad in the EU will no longer face extra charges to use their mobile phones, following a ground-breaking deal today. All mobile phone users throughout the EU will be able to make calls, send text messages and go online wherever they are without facing extra charges. Anyone on a phone contract with a monthly allowance for texts, minutes or data will be able to use their plan even while they are travelling. It means Britons will be able to phone friends and...

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How to dock like a boss...

24 June 2015 by Sophia Heath A Norwegian video created to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking alcohol while operating boats has gone viral. The clip "how to dock like a boss" was uploaded earlier this week (22 June) and has already been seen by more than five million people in 150 countries.         The video features parents with young children enjoying a champagne picnic on their smart tender. The couple then laugh when a scantily clad Norwegian in a scruffy boat passes by. However, the slob in the scruffy boat then proceeds to "dock like a boss" while the family are unable to restart their boat and are left stranded. The tag line behind the advert it "docking is an art form best practiced s...

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Drones - how new flying robots can benefit sailors, from unique photography to MOB and rescue aids

New waterproof drones, or quadcopters, with payload carrying and release mechanisms could open up new opportunities for sea search and rescue. They can also be your 'eyes in the crow's nest' when approaching unknown shoals - and they make for annoyingly cool toys... Drones. Love them, hate them or fear them, these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are becoming mainstream. Outside the military, a drone's primary benefit – aerial photography – has meant their popularity has skyrocketed in commercial civilian circles, where they are mainly used for producing film or using the imagery for inspection purposes. And it is thought that over a million domestic drones or quadcopters are already in use. Some have built-in cameras, some are designed to carry...

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Cruising the River Plate between Uruguay and Argentina is a lesson in weird weather

On the border between Uruguay and Argentina, cruising the River Plate not only evinces fascinating political differences, but has some idiosyncratic weather conditions as well, finds Jill Dickin Schinas image: http://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2015/05/Argentina-MAIN.jpg 'South-easterly, Force 8,' read the forecast. That wind was going to transform the adjacent coast and the entrance to the River Plate into a lee shore. But we decided that, rather than ducking into La Paloma, we would try to make Punta del Este, 50 miles away and more secure. Thus it was that, eight hours later we found ourselves fighting tooth and nail to keep from washing ashore on the Atlantic coast of Uruguay. Having spent six months...

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British sailor in coma after falling from super yacht as he cleaned it

The 22-year-old, named locally as Jacob Nicol, was pulled unconscious from the water off the Majorcan resort of Puerto Portals  The tragic fall happened off the coast of the popular holiday island of Majorca Photo: Alamy  By Agency 8:31PM BST 17 May 2015     A British sailor is reportedly in a vegetative state in hospital in Majorca after falling from the Russian-owned super yacht he worked on while cleaning it.  The 22-year-old was rescued unconscious from the water after plunging from Kibo, a 265ft yacht owned by billionaire Alexander Mamut. The harness and seat he was cleaning the vessel from hit his head during his fall.  Local press described him as being in a "vegetative s...

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