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Re: RYA/MCA Yachtmaster new to SailNet
Unfortunately, no matter what license an American may hold, it is very difficult these days to find a job aboard a yacht outside the US, perhaps deliveries excluded. I am consistently running into American owned motor and sailing mega-yachts crewed by every nationality except Americans. What gives? Why would any owner not want an experienced, qualified captain, crew member or chef aboard his vessel just because they are American? Sadly and quite simply, Americans are too litigious! We have a reputation of trying to get rich off a hangnail. Or because we are so stupid we put a "hot" cup of coffee between our legs while driving and then suing because the car hit a bump (duh) and the coffee spilled and they got burned! Hot coffee, ya think?
Doing deliveries isn't a bad way to get paid to sail, with no owner around and a good crew to work with, if one isn't a prima donna.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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