Originally Posted by jameswilson29
Sorry, you need a minimum of 40 ft. to go in the ocean safely, soon to be required by regulation. Plus, you must have completed all the ASA courses, including the Blue Water Sailing course (only $1,999 for a limited time) and crewed on someone else's 40+ foot boat in the ocean. Sailing is an esoteric art, limited to a few initiates, not every slob who can afford a boat...sailing is rocket science, after all!
Of course your 40ft boat will have to be inspected yearly to ensure I hasn't shrunk and been modified to an unsafe 39ft
.......Certification will be by an approved( $$$) licensed ($$$) boat length auditor and It must meet Offshore length standard IS012344 amendment B *Please note a committee of 'sailing officials' are currently meeting to discuss how long 40ft actually is and how you measure it. A set of new standards will be released shortly