Originally Posted by Denvermike66
The money spent is an issue... is it worth it or not.
At the end of the course, assuming you passed and gained the commerical endorsement (medical and exam) you would be expected to manage a fully crewed yacht for commerical work up to 150 miles from a safe haven. So charter skipper
skipper etc. On your own yacht I suspect that if you could manage up to 150 miles then actually going all the way across the Atlantic is just a series of 150 mile hops. There is an "Ocean YM" qualification but that is Astro / weather
and long distance yacht management. One of the things about being a YM is not to do all the work yourself, you would be expected to organise the crew to do the work, so emphasis on management and delegation.
You say your in Germany
now, what are you doing this weekend and next week? Its Cowes week, were everyone decends on the Solent for a weeks racing
. Why not pop over, enjoy the scene and call in on them, see their yachts etc. They are on the water
front in Cowes. Accm in Cowes will be tricky, but single
room B&B might be possible or stay in Southampton
and use the 15 minute ferry
to Cowes. Southampton
has an airport
as does Bournemouth an hour a way. Alternative is train to Paris and Eurostar (fast train) to London.
Cowes Week - Welcome
Lots of other UK schools will also run these type of courses. Think the RYA has a list of schools on their website.
Us? we are escaping the mayhem Thurday lunchtime for the Channel Islands, were every French yacht ever made heads for during their two week summer holiday - will be much quieter than the Solent during Cowes week