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Old 21-12-2016, 21:45   #1
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Captain Training Certification - SF Bay area

Hi all!!

So I've gone and bought a large boat (68') =) and now that I'm looking to get insurance on it the insurance company (Markell) is asking me to get a 40 hour Captain training certification.

Anyways, does anyone in the SF Bay area offer this? Are they any captians here that would be interested in training me? I have a cool boat we could play on!

I'm not a complete noob, I have taken my ASA 104 bareboat certification and I've owned and have been sailing my 30' Santana a lot over the past 2 years.

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Old 22-12-2016, 08:24   #3
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Sorry, I should mention it's a sailboat.
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Or try craigslist. Lots of instructors advertise there.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/search/mas
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Advanced Maritime Education | Larkspur, CA 94939

I trained with Capt McCreary. Excellent course.
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Re: Captain Training Certification - SF Bay area

Don't believe Club Nautique offers USCG Master's training any longer. Suggest Maritime Institute - they're out of San Diego but do training in the Bay Area. They have one coming in January for uninspected vessels.

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I think I remember so captain's course advertised in the latest Latitude 38 edition. Latitude 38 - The West's Leading Sailing and Marine Magazine
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If you have the sea time why not just go through a US Coast Guard licensing program with one of the many fine schools that offer this training. Check the ads in the back of any maritime magazine sail or power.

Sea time requirement: 360 sea days for 6-Pack, 720 sea day for Master. A sea day is defined as four consecutive hours under way as a working crew member on any boat or vessel, even a an outboard. Insurance companies are beginning to require licensed personnel on board for yacht over 60 feet LOA.
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Re: Captain Training Certification - SF Bay area

I believe the respondents answered the question other than what was asked.

Insurance companies occasionally require owners that have moved up in size to have specific training on their boat. In this case the owner requires someone to take him out for 40 hours and certify with a ladder that he's done the items insurance Company requests.

I've done this several times in past years and the letter typically says that I have reviewed rules of the road and general boating theory for two hours practice stocking and departure for 24 hours consisting of both upwind and down wind docking.

I reviewed sail. Management safety with specific Emphasis on the furling equipment employed on the owner's boat. I review the engine systems the pre-departure check in the emergency procedures unique to this vessel. Specific attention was given to the fire control systems and do you watering systems installed on the boat.

I've also gone over the emergency and navigation systems ensuring that the new owner knew how to operate the GPS, place a routine call on the VHF, and operate the VHF and, if installed, the EPERB in an emergency.

The result is a three-page letter delivered for the insurance company not a US Coast Guard license.
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