This year, perhaps more than most, our teams at The Crew Network (TCN) and FRASER have heard and shared more stories and anecdotes with our captains and crew of fun, memorable, sad or insightful events or observations than ever before.

Stories that have kept spirits up when perhaps they were flagging, anecdotes that have reminded us all of the common ground and goals we share in yachting.

In fact, so rich in humour, observation and experience were those stories, that we felt it was time you had the chance to commit them to paper and give them a chance to shine and be enjoyed by everyone.

So we have created THE TCN/Fraser SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2020 with the theme: When Life is Your Short Story.



If you are a Captain or crew member currently working on board vessels 24m (79’) and up, anywhere in the world today, then we invite you to unleash your imagination and story-telling skills and take part in our inaugural short story competition.

The story, based on the theme of Yachting, should not exceed 2000 words, and can be written in any literary genre.

And if you can wow our panel of Judges then not only could your story end up being published on the TCN/Fraser websites and shared in the Fraser Newsletter but you can be in with a chance of winning one of these three great prizes:


First Prize

A year’s subscription to MASTERCLASS online courses together with a signed copy of Mark Duncan’s book Smart Yacht Marketing 101”.

Second Prize

A beautiful collection of environmentally sustainable cleaning and personal care products donated by our Sponsor EcoStore.

Third Prize

''Every sailors best friend – a leatherman”   donated by our Sponsor MSOS.

And all winners will receive the new FRASER Eco-friendly insulated 1l water bottle.





So what’s stopping you?


This is your chance to tell your story.


Just check out the  Rules & Regulations.

Get writing your story and once you are happy with it, complete the Submission Form (see button below) and send over your story for our Jury to start reading.


Entries deadline: SUNDAY 4th OCTOBER 2020

Winners announcement: MONDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2020

Wishing you every success!


The TCN and Fraser Teams


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