You can not qualify to test until you have documented years of experience. Captain Aaron
Of course that kind of credentials requires years of experience. Which Captain Walbridge had. And tell me how did that work out for him. . Experience doesnt gaurentee good decisions or does it? If his experience was one of running hurricanes as was posted on here ( not sure if its a fact or not), and he was successfull running hurricanes, did his experience give hin a false sense of security in them?
If experience leads to good decisions why do I see some people give advice on here to newcomers who want to take a 25 ft boat with no experience to the carribean and beyond and tell them to follow thier dream, that the rest of us are too cautious.