Very helpful and thank you, really appreciate your reply.
Not familiar with IMIS and will look into it.
Your suggestion for additional experience is an awesome one and I have taken steps to do just that but opportunities for such where I live presently are far and few between. I have also inquired about some ASA
courses at a local sailing club. They have sailboats of the same caliber of the sailboat I previously owned so sailing on something larger isn't an option there but the Academics being offered for such courses will be helpful and useful. Having been a pilot for over 30 years, flying all over the world, I know academics only take you so far and at some point, you have to have some hands-on experience as you suggest.
I have also contacted my local boat broker
, the one who I purchased my previously owned sailboat through inquiring how I might get some experience on a larger boat to satisfy an insurance company when the time comes. So far, I was able to assist him in moving a 38 foot Catalina
from one marina to the next on our local lake spending about an hour doing such on a day with a good amount of wind
and I got to spend some time at the helm
. Lake sailing, in my opinion, is not a substitute for what I have encountered renting
power boats in a coastal setting. Docking
on a windy day and a current
to boot is a challenge. Anchoring
for extended periods with tidal changes brings considerations as well I know.
In order to get some more experience, I have recently rented a 38-foot monohull
in the BVI's. Hopefully, this will make a difference as well.
Thanks again Susan...