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Old 17-10-2016, 15:51   #1
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License/certification requirements

Hi All, here we first post ! long story short. Currently enjoying my Laser in San Diego and daysailing on 16.5/22/27 and the likes. In a few years will retire and plan to establish home base back in Europe, I am Italian so would probably be in Italy, France or Greece. Plan to buy a landlocked "shack" there and also a boat (will start another thread on where to buy once I will get closer to the right time, even if I get more and more itchy by the day here in SD...). Plan extended cruising in the Mediterranean before jumping to Caribbean and South Pacific, I may run back and forths (or just decide to idle in Polynesia forever :-) ). "Wintering" the local bad seasons at home while boat is hauled out in some marinas. Personally I would live on her full time but family does not agree (yet) it will mostly be my toy and act as a mobile hotel-room for my family. Around 40 footer (thread coming...). Possibly new or gently used (yet another thread coming...). Anyway... the question relevant to this forum is about need or not for any official license, paperwork or whatnot. I get that cruising is the ultimate far west but given the fact especially in Europe there are lot of rules and regulations is there something I need/can do to be able to go there buy and sail no hassle to the destinations mentionned above, get into marinas, get proper insurance, etc...? being in SD it is very easy to attend any sort of sailing learning/class I may need and since I have few years yet to go why not just use them to get ready. Any suggestion ? Thanks Alex
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Old 17-10-2016, 16:11   #2
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Re: License/certification requirements

Howdy Alex! Welcome Aboard CF.

Good luck on your future plans.

Here is a good place to start reading.
Ahoy All Sailors! Need experienced crew for a passage or delivery in Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, Med, PNW, ICW, coastal or across an ocean anytime in 2018? I am available on 24hr notice. See my CF Profile "About Me" page for details. Happy to lend a hand!
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