For real? So it is a common practice? Brilliant!
I was kinda hoping to operate internationally between the Northren and Southren hemispheres following the weather
for the eternal summer and "the Stormriders Guide to the World"
6 months in Europe
6 months Caribbean
6 months South Pacific
so "members" could join or leave the vessel as they wish as long as they had their paper work, passports and visas in order, so if someone wanted to, and were allowed to stay and surf the North Shore in Oahu
,Hawaii why not, and if some other surfer from there wanted to join ship and take their place for Mahia, New Zealand
, no problem as long as they had permission to visit or stay and could make their own way home.
It would be kinda like a floating hostel for surfers, stay as long as you wish, leave when and where you wish, but all above board.
As stated I'm all for the safety, but my idea didn't go down too well with the "EUrocrats" they were quick to point out what they would do to me if I attempted to pick up anyone from any country outside of the "charter zone" and wanted me to reduce the vessel to "day sailing" only