It’s official, this just in, I am now a commercially licensed yacht Captain! After a fairly grueling two week course and half a dozen written exams, culminating with a practical exam at sea, I can happily report that I passed! I obtained my MCA Master of Yachts 200 Gross Ton Limited Captains License through Professional Yachtmaster Training in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This is the UK ticket similar to the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore. I am still training this week to obtain an additional endorsement for Master of Yachts 200T Unlimited; an Ocean endorsement to allow navigation in all oceans of the world. I am deep into reducing celestial sights and playing with sextants. The class concludes after the 4 hour exam this Saturday. I am really looking forward to the finish line.
The beautiful Mermaid is out here in Fort Lauderdale visiting for the weekend and getting our name out there with the crew agencies. We still plan to go back to Fiji this season so we are just doing intros and making contacts. We are looking to run a boat up to about 70 feet or join as First Mate and Stew on a larger vessel. If you have any delivery or crew opportunities or know of any please pass along the below link to help us get started! I am available for deliveries or temp work this spring before we return to Fiji.
Hope everyone is having a great week. Cheers