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A change of season

3rd Sep 2014

With the summer season drawing to a close and boats crewing up for the Caribbean, C&NI's Crew Department is getting ready to kick off the winter season.

Seasonal positions are coming to an end and boats are starting to crew up for the Caribbean. September is a pivotal month for the yachting industry. With the Cannes and Monaco shows fast approaching, there will be a lot of action to get involved in and a lot of work to be done. We will be present at both shows, so please stop by the Camper and Nicholsons stand and say hello. Remember as well, there is a bit of boat show etiquette to be respected. We often recommend you hit the docks in the days leading up, as many of the yachts need extra hands on board to get cleaned up and ready. It is a great time to score some daywork, and if you are lucky you might find a boat that needs crew to help throughout the show. If you aren’t so lucky, however, remember that the shows are not really the best place to job hunt. Boats are there to be seen and sold, and crew are there to present a spotless product and impress brokers and prospective clients. Though the various parties might prove to be useful for a bit of networking, don’t try to hand out CVs as you tour around during the day. It might be tempting to approach that crew member who is stationed at the end of the passerelle, but try to keep your professional head and remember that this time he is not there to talk to you.

Though we will be busy out at the shows, things are picking up in the Antibes office as well. Don’t forget to update your file and stop by and see us to discuss what you are looking for. There have been a few changes here. Carly Yendle has been promoted to a full time crew agent and is now taking care of all Deckhands and Mates. Sarah Smith-Garrison has joined us as our new lovely assistant and will be here to greet you at the door and grill you about your certificates. Sarah Laty is still taking care of the interior crew and Debbie Blazy looks after the Captains and Engineers, as always.

Though it’s always bittersweet to see summer come to an end, we are looking forward to a busy winter. Have a great end of the season if you are still working hard, and we look forward to catching up with you, either in Antibes or at the shows.

by Camper Nicholsons

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