Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

View Poll Results: What level of Certification have you attained?
I have no certifications 11 25.00%
Basic Sailing 5 11.36%
Basic Coastal 2 4.55%
Intermediate Coastal 5 11.36%
Advanced Coastal and/or Passage Making 6 13.64%
I am certified/licensed to work as a professional skipper 15 34.09%
Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 19-04-2015, 09:11   #16
Registered User
 
FamilyVan's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,779
Re: Certification

Quote:
Originally Posted by PaulSommers View Post
Do Cal Sailing Club Junior, Senior and Cruising skipper tests count? Since then I have just been sailing. Oh - and a CG Auxilliary Adv. Coastal Navigation class, teaching me all of those paper chart skills that have languished as I stare at my chartplotter.
I'd say those definitely count, I think that's the sort of thing the op was looking for.

Sent from my SGH-I547C using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________

__________________
FamilyVan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2015, 09:13   #17
Nearly an old salt
 
goboatingnow's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 13,649
Images: 3
Re: Certification

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tayana42 View Post
The only certification I have is 48 years of sailing. I did take and pass an ASA advanced costal class 20 some years ago but they wouldn't issue me a certificate because I didn't take the basic costal class first.


S/V B'Shert

I sailed worth two guys that had significant multi year experience , ( > 20 years) one couldnt do secondary tidal port calculations , so avoided them, the other couldn't properly read or plot onto a chart.

Both were very good seamen, and sailors. But their knowledge had significant gaps.

Experience on its own isnt always sufficient , it's why midshipmen had to sit written exams at sea for generations.


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________

__________________
Check out my new blog on smart boat technology, networking and gadgets for the connected sailor! - http://smartboats.tumblr.com
goboatingnow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2015, 09:17   #18
Registered User
 
OldFrog75's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Boat: Club Sailor; various
Posts: 922
Re: Certification

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tayana42 View Post
The only certification I have is 48 years of sailing. I did take and pass an ASA advanced costal class 20 some years ago but they wouldn't issue me a certificate because I didn't take the basic costal class first.


S/V B'Shert
I would consider that as formal training for that level. The fact they denied you the certificate on a technicality even though you took and passed the course doesn't matter for purposes of the poll as far as I'm concerned.

I guess that's the problem with most polls. There will always be special circumstances that aren't specifically addressed.
__________________
OldFrog75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2015, 09:38   #19
Registered User
 
FamilyVan's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,779
Re: Certification

Quote:
Originally Posted by goboatingnow View Post
I sailed worth two guys that had significant multi year experience , ( > 20 years) one couldnt do secondary tidal port calculations , so avoided them, the other couldn't properly read or plot onto a chart.

Both were very good seamen, and sailors. But their knowledge had significant gaps.

Experience on its own isnt always sufficient , it's why midshipmen had to sit written exams at sea for generations.


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
Secondary tides is one thing, but I would be very hesitant to describe somebody who couldn't plot as a "very good seaman".

That's like saying somebody is a very good driver but can't change lanes.

Sent from my SGH-I547C using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________
FamilyVan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2015, 11:01   #20
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Paradise
Boat: Various
Posts: 2,360
Re: Certification

It's a poll...nothing more, nothing less. I do feel the votes were left quite vague but I think that was the intent. When we talk about a certified skipper I don't know honestly what that is. When we talk about a licensed Captain or Master, then I do.

Same thing with formal training. If you hire a captain for a month to train you, does that count? All up to the person responding.
__________________
BandB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2015, 11:34   #21
Registered User
 
OldFrog75's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Boat: Club Sailor; various
Posts: 922
Re: Certification

Quote:
Originally Posted by BandB View Post

Same thing with formal training. If you hire a captain for a month to train you, does that count? All up to the person responding.
I was trying to get a sense of how many people have paid for training and/or taken some kind of exam to obtain certification for some level of competency.
__________________

__________________
OldFrog75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
certification

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CE certification for the FastCat 455 Green Motion fastcat435 Multihull Sailboats 39 16-07-2008 11:57
Help Picking a Boat for Bareboat Certification in BVI marty9876 Training, Licensing & Certification 14 07-07-2008 08:04
Certification Standards? Ex-Calif Training, Licensing & Certification 19 01-06-2008 09:23
Bareboat certification KAB Atlantic & the Caribbean 6 21-05-2008 19:57
Yacht Broker “Certification” GordMay The Library 0 25-01-2005 03:45



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:15.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.