rBareboat charter -- 8 on board but only one other experienced sailor.
According to the laws there must be two persons with licenses, OR one person with license and one to sign a declaration, that he is experienced and can be a co-skipper. Not all charter companies use the second way, though.
OK, this is new information. What sort of "license" is required? I own a sailboat, have taught sailing, and have chartered 45' boats as skipper...but I have no "license" of any sort.
Thank you so much
for the very useful detail in your answer above. I will likely contact soon by email.