September 2013

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Lei me down

Lei me down

Put me in a grass skirt. One wag of a company PA has booked Starsand for their Christmas party, on the condition that everyone – skipper and crew included – dress in full-blown Hawaiian gear. I’ve always said it’s a very casual dress code on Starsand, so I guess garish shirts and a few bright feathers won’t be out of place. I’ll take this colourful crowd out to Carnac Island for a bit… read more

Stand by, Rotto

Stand by, Rotto

This week I fielded a call from a lovely bloke whose family is planning a Christmas visit from his chilly homeland in Sussex. Even though we’ve been having the most wintry Spring in 80 years, let’s not forget how sultry it’s going to be in Perth by the time the family lands. How to best show them around in the height of the festive season? He’s chartered Starsand for an extended long weekend on… read more

I’ve buried the treasure

I've buried the treasure

I do this occasionally, and not just because it nurtures my inner pirate. It’s for the Treasure Hunt I’ve got planned for a corporate team building outing on Starsand. A bunch of pen pushers have chartered the yacht for a bit of team bonding and morale pumping. They’re going to spend some time on the ropes, learn their aft from their starboard and find their way from A to B at speed wit… read more

Three dirty words

Three dirty words

Office. Christmas. Party. Lots of people dread them, but mainly because it’s so hard to come up with a venue that’s fun and interesting for everyone, hasn’t been done before and doesn’t involve the humiliating use of paper hats. Starsand knows your pain! Why not just charter the yacht, tell everyone to leave their stuffy threads and cynicism at home, and give me a clue about what kind of… read more

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