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Old 10-07-2016, 05:17   #1
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Help out an aspiring new sailor

I am 23 and very passionate about sailing and everything to do with the sea. I've been sailing 16 Catamarans in the oceans since I was very young. I am now looking to take my next step in my sea education.

So my questions are as follows:

1) If I would like to sail a small yacht around the british/us virgin islands, what sort of certificate should I get and through which company?

2) I want to start working as a yacht transporter. Across the Pacific/between countries in the Mediterranean. What sort of certification do I need for that and through which company?

Any information will be greatly appreciated as I am highly lost.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 18-07-2016, 03:56   #2
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Re: Help out an aspiring new sailor

Hi - welcome to Cruisers Forum!

For chartering in the BVI, any certification could do. The standards are fairly flexible with most of the charter companies operating there. However - if you are interested in working commercially - transporting yachts between the Med and the Caribbean - I would recommend that you go through the RYA. All you would need would be your Day Skipper certification to charter in the BVI, but you could work toward your Yacht Master Oceans for commercial delivery work.

If you decide to focus on recreational sailing, check out our website. LTD Sailing is an American Sailing Association affiliate school located in Grenada. Let me know if you have any questions.
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