Womyn are never called Captain
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Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal, West Coast
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I have never received any sort of license from the Coast Guard. The only piece of paper I have with which any sort of title is associated allows me to be called Dr. Eddie (as in PhuDdy-duddy).
Hey, wait a minute. I also have a Masters Degree in Marine Biology (and Limnology). Does that make me a "Marine Master"?
Ok, it seems that in the States you can pick any boat any size and if it is a non commercial boat you can sail it anywhere, without any sort of restriction. IT is like this?
In the majority of the EC countries you need a license. You can get a basic one for an small open boat, near shore...and
you are a sailor
, or you can upgrade to different levels till you get your unrestricted license...and
you are an Ocean skipper
For each one you have a course that varies in time and complexity, accordingly with the license and have always to pass a theoretical and a practical proof.
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