Originally Posted by JonEisberg
If you were being honest about what's there, you'd admit that Hank's "Bar for Entry" to the NARC is even MORE ambiguous and loosely defined than those for either the SDR, or the Caribbean 1500...
Help us out here... Precisely what does he mean by "experienced skipper", or "a good crew", or "smaller", or "less experienced"?
You know, so we know EXACTLY how much higher the SDR needs to raise their bar, to achieve your "simple fix"... :-)
You're asking the wrong guy. Only Hank knows that. And he clearly states on that page that he'll make the call
if you have any questions on that as an "amateur sailor".
But, at least you're finally acknowledging one of the main problems I've been talking about since the beginning - nebulous standards like "one bluewater passage" being a real issue.
Again, for the hundredth time, one simple fix for the SDR, in my view, is to significantly raise the bar of experience for entry so that the lack of support in the other four areas I've mentioned isn't so much of an issue. There are likely several others.
I really can't explain any more simply for you.