I will tell you what "bareboat sailing is".
I have been sailing in the B.V.I.'s,many times ..please use this as an example.
sailing is when you go to a particular location,in my case it was Tortola,,,and I had proved before I arrived there ,that I was capable of renting
one of their boats and proving that they would get the boat back in the same shape or better than when i had taken her.
I had either taken the various courses or otherwise ,i had shown them that I had the skills to charter
a boat from them.
When i left the dock
for a week or 10 days ,they had no worries ,,,they knew that i was "okay" .In fact , after my first charter
, they Told me that I would receive a credit next year if i booked with them .
We all know that was "hogwash" and they simply wanted me to charter again. But I did: and i got extra free days .
Beacuse i had completed my ASA
with THEM,they knew that I was qualified`. None the less ,when I arrived for my next 3-4 charters ,they simply said" good to see you ,Mr Clayton .Please go right to your boat,,,everything has been taken care of.
That is what a set of ASA
courses can get you.I had sailed for 20 years on one of the largest lakes in the U.S.A
That is what Bareboat
sailing is all about ...I never needed a captain
,even for a single
day. The company I sailed with has gone out of business ,but I am sure that the Moorings or anyone of the many Charter companies would be happy to see me walk down their docks..
I know its not like being a Coast Guard licensed driver but they did know that when i arrived ,that I was a capable skipper
What more can one ask ?