Originally Posted by smattie
Couldn't agree more, however I must say the written exams carry more weight than the practical. I saw a young lady pass 103 who couldn't heave to, jibe correctly or tie a bowline. Dang, she scored 100% and "passed". Her and her husband with similar skills bought a 42' mono and planned to sail directly to BVI
from Charleston. Yikes!
standards, hands on skills carry 100% weight and must be completed succesfully.
Instructor should not have passed her regardless of test score.