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Experience and Crew Required for Chartering

I want to charter a 32-38 ft sailboat in BVI this fall.

I''ve been sailing for three years, mostly singlehanding on a Cal-20 in Santa Monica Bay about twice a month on average. I also frequently daysail on a Newport 30 as the only crew.

I''ve skippered two overnight cruises to Catalina Island on an Islander 28 where I picked up moorings. On these two cruises my crew consisted of one and two people who had no experience sailing.

I also went on a 4-day cruise up to the Channel Islands last summer as the only crew on the Newport 30 where we anchored twice.

Most recently, I completed a five-day cruise/course in the Sea of Cortez on a Coronado 34, where it was just me and the instructor, and I received ASA certification for the levels up to and including Bareboat Chartering.

My question is will I be able to charter a boat even though my crew will consist of just one other guy who will have only very limited sailing experience on a Capri 14.2?


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