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Old 18-02-2013, 06:30   #1
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Intra Coastal-Licences Required?

I live in Toronto and all we require in terms of licences at present is a Pleasure Boat Operator's Licence. I believe as well that in order to have your VHF radio properly licenced you need to take the Power Squadron-Sailing Course. Can anyone tell me what licences/registrations are required to operate a sailboat in the U.S., particularly on the Intra Coastal Waterway down to Florida?
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Old 18-02-2013, 06:35   #2
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Re: Intra Coastal-Licences Required?

Your Canadian licenses are fine on a reciprocal basis. Some states now require residents to have a pleasure boat safety certification, but as far as I know all of them grant Canadians reciprocity using your existing licenses.
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Old 18-02-2013, 06:48   #3
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Re: Intra Coastal-Licences Required?

There are no US Federal licenses required of US citizens at least and I suspect none required of foreigners.

Some states require licenses but there are exemptions for those over a certain age and those passing through the state.

So the bottom line is: don't worry about it.

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