- - Before picking a "sailing school" check to see which "bareboat charter" companies recognize that school's "certificate/certification." There are "big name" schools that are recognized by the major bare-boat charter
companies and worth a little extra money
- - The 3-part rule
of "renting versus owning" holds especially true to boats, and over the years you can rent and sail many different types, models of boats and find out which one is the "best" for you - before you finally buy.