You can also hire a training captain. Even though we had done lots of classes
, chartered several times and had several years of sailing under our belts, we still did that with our first off shore trip in our cat and it was well worth it. We hired a captain that had been doing the PDQ
University for their new owners before PDQ
went under, but she was very experienced with many different cats. She worked our butts off, but we got to where we were going and she made sure we knew what we were doing, too. Nanette Kruze is her name (and I'm sure there are many others, too).
Well worth the money
, which was actually pretty reasonable, as I recall