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Do I have the experience for bareboat?
I have been sailing from the time I was 12 on sailfish, and a 16'' Rebel. I currently own a 24'' CALT4 which I lake sail in Colorado. By the time I wanted to test the waters of the BVI there had been 15 years off the water, but I was determined. My wife, my sister and I spent a week at a sailing school in Florida, took Basic Keelboat, Basic Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Charter. The next year, with certs in hand we chartered a 40'' boat in the BVI, with much trepidation and hand wringing. After a nervous checkout period we were set free and had the most enjoyable 10-day sail of our lives.
Bareboat outfits are looking for customers who will take care of the equipment, be cautious and sail with intelligence. My guess is you fit the profile.
Enjoy and Regards,