Join Date: Nov 2006
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This is the beauty..
YOU DON'T NEED ANY CERTIFICATION WHEN YOU GET IN.
You will leave with European's basic Skipper certification, allows you to sail all over the World, coastal up to 7 miles from the coast, 12 miles each side of a harbour and boats up to 13,5 meters (47") in europe, but coastal outside EU waters. BUT you need to sit an exam, show the examiner basic boat handling skills (the Navy guy goes out in a dinghy, and everyone sails around him, does a few tacks and he is happpy).
What you do is you arrive on a Sunday, start sailing on monday, 6 to 8 hours a day, with breaks for lunch, and then by Friday...you will race 4 times in the day, and 4 times on sunday...Monday you're outta there, with 4 regatas, and a basic skipper European cerification...what is it equivalent to in the US..I don't know..
I tell you...their boats are 3 feet from mine...they seem pretty happy the pepole they have there...