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Watchkeepi­ng on Passages


In a recent blog post, Behan Gifford explains how her family manages watches on any passage—long or short. Routine is key, and fatigue is the enemy. “Keeping rested is a priority,” she says. “If crew aboard is prone to seasicknes­s, pre-medicating is our standard. A sick crew is more than being one person down: They take the time and effort of healthy crew for their care, growing impact. On multiday passages, we sleep as much as we can during the day—forcing naps as needed—until the new biorhythm is establishe­d.”

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