Crew Selection & Development
1. Compatibility – You want to get to Hawaii with a smile on your face.
2. Great drivers – IMPORTANT
-At least 2 per watch
-DRIVERS (not drivers) – someone who can drive through a windy, dark night and keep the boat on its feet!
3. Choosing your crew
Skilled sailors a plus
Compatible – that word again
Mechanical skills – if the skipper isn’t, it pays to have a crew member who is
No prima donnas need apply!
4. Now you have them, how to keep them
Make sure the boat is in tip-top condition.
Treat them with respect – no yelling!
Listen to their suggestions
Remember, in the end you are the skipper. You are the one to make the hard calls and decisions.
5. The 3 keys to a successful trip.