I am a newcomer
to the site and cruising, and would welcome any advice from members on the following.
We are a Scottish couple who have escaped work
in the UK and are now resident in the Kemer/Antalya area of Turkey
With so many beautiful days in this area, and numerous inaccessible bays, we are considering buying
a small 6-7M motor
day cruiser to allow us to explore these areas.
Does anyone have any info on the profiiency requirements to allow small time cruising in these waters. I have previously sailed boats of this size in Scottish coastal waters and am reasonably competent, but have no formal certification
Whilst it is obviously worthwhile taking some lessons, is it neccessary to obtain a formal qualification prior to sailing.
My apologies for my ignorance on this matter but would welcome any advice or suggestions from more experienced members.
Thank you all in advance.
Robert and May