Since graduating from University two years ago it has been my dream to sail around the big blue sea as a deckhand on a megayacht. Before pursuing this dream, however, I spent two years traveling around South America, learning Spanish and learning the most important skill, the language of love I have recently returned from my foray, and have moved to Ft. Lauderdale to pursue my dream at last. I have found, however, that as green as I am getting a deckhand job is not the easyist task. I am very personable, the agencies love me, but it's hard to get a captain to give my CV a second look with out any sea experience. I've been getting ocasional day work, but landing my first job on a yacht is proving to be tough. So, captains, any suggestions?
When you think about your next boat, you should probably think about the big picture before you get too crazy. Like, where are you going to tie up your new boat? Sightlines columnist Michael Peters laments the latest trend in the real estate market.
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