Back to school
It’s official… on August 26th I (Mike) will be heading back to school. Three weeks ago I wrote a post asking about how a Canadian could go about acquiring a commercial captain’s license. The USCG route did not seem to be applicable for non-US citizens. Since that time I have both done some more research and spoken to some people who I feel are “in the know.” The additional info I acquired led me to the RYA and thus I have registered myself for the upcoming Yachtmaster theory course being presented locally by Grenada Bluewater Sailing. Although this course would only be the first step in acquiring a commercial license, I have plenty of time to pursue this and the venue couldn’t be more convenient given that we’ll be here in Grenada for the next couple of months.
From the RYA website: Yachtmaster Offshore exam pre-requisites
Minimum seatime: 50 days, 2,500 miles including at least 5 passages over 60 miles measured along the rhumb line from the port of departure to the destination, acting as skipper for at least two of these passages and including two which have involved overnight passages. 5 days experience as skipper. At least half this mileage and passages must be in tidal waters. All qualifying seatime must be within 10 years prior to the exam.
One would think that I’ve met this requirement.
Wouldn’t I look great in a hat like this?