I searched the forums
for "charter license" and just "charter" and didn't find anything relevant.
I'm a US citizen living in the world class sailing mecca of central Romania
I'd like to start bareboat
chartering in the Croatia
, but I'd like to have the option of other locations in the Mediterranean
I'd like to find out what kind of course I could take to learn the necessary skills and to obtain a license
that will be valid in many countries. On the skill side I'm particularly not interested in learning
"old salty dog" skills such as Morse code, nautical flag signalling, and using a sextant
. I'd be particularly interested in hands-on practice at docking
, and maneuvering under power.
I should mention that I have some sailing experience having crewed in races every Wednesday and every weekend out of Marina del Rey, California
for two years. I also owned an engine-less 29' Baltic
Cruiser that I occasionally managed to get in an out of my downwind slip.
I'd like to take the course in English
and would be willing to travel most anywhere in Europe
to do it. As usual, budget
is an issue, so cheaper is better as long as the substance is delivered.