JC For any foreign work, let's say charter captain
for the Moorings, Sunsail o other Charter
company you will have to have STCW 95 Basic Safety
. There are two courses one a 3 day and a 5 day course ( difference is tonnage ) These classes
are offered through Schools like Sea School
. Sea School
offers this class in Jacksonville
, there are others.
To teach Sailing you will need to attend an ASA
instructors qualification clinic they have many levels. Check the ASA
website. US Sailing has a similar track.
The USCG Masters 100 ton near coastal license
would be very useful, add tow and sail endorsements, Launch operator, and you should be able to find work. Get whatever CG license
you can for now, OUPV...Masters Inland.....etc...and then you can upgrade as you log more time and tonnage.
You won't get rich but you might be able to make a few bucks while cruising.
I suspect that in this economy there is a surplus of captains.
ASA schools will want both..USCG license and ASA instructor certs for their instructors.
Potential employers: ASA, US sailing schools...yacht clubs ( launch operators),
towns and cities, Water
taxis, Sea School, Mariners, Instructors, proctors.
Sea Tow or Boat US Franchisees. Charter companies, Yacht Brokers, (deliveries, commissioning.) You will have to Hustle, plan ahead, make lots of contacts and build a good reputation. This all takes time.