I think some are confused and think OUPV is a boating course. I have seen more and more nautical schools accept anyone who will pay the tuition and then create dialogue to justify their actions. Anyone that has never plotted a course, corrected a compass, ventured offshore or just retired ,sold house and bought 42 foot sailboat, should first consider a basic boating course and gain sea experience prior to thinking about obtaining an OUPV... These individuals should start with the basics…Many organizations offer basic boating courses. ASA, US Powers Squadron and the USCG Aux to name a few.
With all the new state regulatory requirements, any 2009 OUPV student that has the need to sit next to someone to learn about a nautical chart or a 3 bearing fix. tells me they didn’t learn much in the state boating class..
Last edited by CaptRJ; 03-12-2009 at 10:05 PM.