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Re: Captain Wanted - Short Delivery Apr 13

Gentlemen,

As long as one has taken the right precautions, done the planning, checked the boat out for integrity as it relates to the trip at hand, and has an experienced Captain on board--one who can make good judgements and has a lot of skill, there is no reason not to undertake this voyage.


Sounds like a a lot of Coastal Cruisers answering you. Given the conditions and time of year, you want to make sure the Captain you hire has off shore, blue-water experience in the latitudes you will be sailing. I would also recommend you hire someone whom additionally, has experience teaching ASA, RYA or US Sailing Passage Making Courses. These Captains are used to having relatively inexperienced blue-water sailors onboard as they cross oceans.

One suggestion might be is to contact some ASA or US Sailing Schools that teach Passage Making. The instructors who teach those courses also have a lot of blue-water experience and are USCG Licensed.


Good Luck.
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