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So, I consider myself a fairly competent sailor having raced sailboats in college and graduated from a maritime academy. However, I was not the skipper in my racing class. Bareboats have always seemed attractive to me. What sort of sailing resume do you need to charter a bareboat? Are classes needed, like at the J school in Newport, RI?
09-02-2005, 08:17 AM
Typically not. You do need to prove your competence to the dealer--probably handling the boat locally and demonstrate some knowledge of charts. Also to go over the electronics, etc.
Do they provide the charts for you? Do you know some of the better places to bareboat? I hear BWI and USVI are the places to go.
09-02-2005, 09:14 AM
Yes they are fully compliant for navigation. You can have them provision it or you can provision it yourself. If your skills are rusty, they may insist on a captain accompany you until such a time when he feels you are able to handle on your own. Thats another option.
USVI and BWI are fabulous---the Moorings and Sunsail are two of the larger bareboat operators out of there. Sunsail has an office in Annaoplis, MD and the Moorings is based in Miami!