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Old 07-08-2016, 13:18   #1
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Captains License Required?

A local sailing organization teaches people to sail, youth through adult. The safety/coach powerboats are being used to carry students who are not sailing and waiting to take a turn sailing. Does the person operating the powerboat need a captain's license? As I understand it a operator of a yacht club launch that ferries people to their boats is required to have a license.

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Re: Captains License Required?

If the students are paying then yes the ferry needs a license. Either a six pac, or there is an easier to get sailing school license available.

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Re: Captains License Required?

The USPS BOC folks have looked into this. Here is the pdf that they made to clarify when a Masters License is needed. Note that permission may be obtained from the local Coast Guard....
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