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I have deleted the previous message as it seems to have caused a major furor with Jeff H the self proclaimed steward of these message boards.

That aside, I realize now that I was wrong to post my once every year or two instructional charter opportunity on this and other boards on Sailnet.

My sincerest of apologies to anyone that found my posting an invasion of the board or their privacy, or found it a non ethical or offensive offering as it was not my intention.

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That sure sounds like an advertisement to me. If I were going to sea to learn on an "Instructional Offshore Charter from the Abacos to Bermuda" I would sure want to know that the person I was paying $1,250.00 was ethical and trustworthy. I think that anyone who feels the need to slip an advertisement onto a bulletin board that prohibits advertisement clearly has demonstrated the kind of irresponible lack of ethics that would make me think twice about doing business with them. Beyond that there is no mention of whether there is a licenced captain conducting this ''Charter'' as would be required in U.S waters.

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Back when I used to lurk on the Island Packet email list, this guy Bruce ran "charters" on his IP to Bermuda supposedly to raise money for a sick grandchild. I think he had an IP32 then. He even berated the list once because the members hadn''t bought all the "seats" on one of his charters. Guess now he''s running these to pay for an IP37. At any rate, it is tacky putting ads on here no matter what the purpose. I have no idea if he has the necessary license and insurance for this or not.
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I too remenber this guy (Bruce). He at one time was on E-Bay tring to sell seats on one of his trips to raise money for a sick grandchild.

For the kind of money he is asking, I would ask him what Sailing Assoc. he is afilliated with (ASA or US sailing) so when I complete his course would I be issued an offshore sailing cert.

I am sailing Instructor and delivery Capt. I hold a USCG near coastal license. The reason I bring this up is this sounds like a delivery to me.

This is an old scam, Boat coming from the Islands to NYC in the spring. Bill the boat onwer for delivery crew and and charge for the "crew" for offshore experance and the skipper pocket''s it all.
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