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Re: Trinidad-Marina's

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Gary,

I agree with the others that Peakes would be the place to haul. That said, I would not liveaboard in a berth at Peakes unless things have changed in the past 6 years. It is not protected well and the yachts there endure quite a bit of movement from the wash of crazy speeding Trinidad "fishermen."

Bill
BeBe

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "seafeverofcuan" <seafeverofcuan@...> wrote:

Hi Gary,
Peakes yacht Services for haul out, they offer budget priced accommodation on site and many contractors for all types of work.
Powerboats for haul out and live aboard while working at the boat.
Crews Inn for the best marina. Slightly more expensive but cleaner,more secure, good supply store and restaurant on site. Electrical services,instrument store, customs and immigration and good swimming pool also on site. They will give you a surprisingly good rate for longer term.
Regards,
Trevor
Seafever SM no 425
Mexico



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "bozo_cinq" <bozocinq@> wrote:

We are planning on taking our vessel to Trinidad during Hurricane season (7/1 to 11/1). We presently live on our vessel full time. Looking for recommendations as to marina's to stay at during this period. Any suggestions would be greatly welcome.
Thanks,
Gary
S/V Bozo Cinq #44


SSB instalation

Lior Keydar <lior246@...>
 

hi all

i would like to install ssb radio icom m802 on my boat (amel 54), to order it from the usa and ship it to europe. i think also about using a separate antenna and not the back stay.
can someone advice me what automatic tuner i should use (at-130 or at-140)?
should i order also other options for the installation?
does someone know if there is any problem to ship it to europe?
what would be a good shop in the usa to order it?

thank you for your help
lior



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Re: Trinidad-Marina's

seafeverofcuan <seafeverofcuan@...>
 

Hi Gary,
Peakes yacht Services for haul out, they offer budget priced accommodation on site and many contractors for all types of work.
Powerboats for haul out and live aboard while working at the boat.
Crews Inn for the best marina. Slightly more expensive but cleaner,more secure, good supply store and restaurant on site. Electrical services,instrument store, customs and immigration and good swimming pool also on site. They will give you a surprisingly good rate for longer term.
Regards,
Trevor
Seafever SM no 425
Mexico

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "bozo_cinq" <bozocinq@...> wrote:

We are planning on taking our vessel to Trinidad during Hurricane season (7/1 to 11/1). We presently live on our vessel full time. Looking for recommendations as to marina's to stay at during this period. Any suggestions would be greatly welcome.
Thanks,
Gary
S/V Bozo Cinq #44


Re: Trinidad-Marina's

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Gary,

We were not there very long and had a berth at Coral Cove Marina with two other Amels. Crew's Inn Marina is across from Coral Cove and is more up-scale. Trinidad waters are filthy. I noticed that Crews Inn staff cleaned the garbage from the marina daily...Coral Cove did not bother. If I were going again, I think I would pay a little more at Crew's Inn. They book up well in advance...book early. When you arrive, be sure to meet Jessie James, the go-to guy and taxi driver for yachties. Jessie's website: http://www.membersonlymaxitaxi.com/

Best,

Bill
BeBe

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "bozo_cinq" <bozocinq@...> wrote:

We are planning on taking our vessel to Trinidad during Hurricane season (7/1 to 11/1). We presently live on our vessel full time. Looking for recommendations as to marina's to stay at during this period. Any suggestions would be greatly welcome.
Thanks,
Gary
S/V Bozo Cinq #44


Re: [Amel] Trinidad-Marina's

karkauai
 

Peakes has a first class operation, but only a few slips that are stern to. I wouldn't have any issue with staying there.
Kent
SM 243 Kristy

On Mar 23, 2013, at 8:07 AM, "bozo_cinq" <bozocinq@wollenberg.net> wrote:

We are planning on taking our vessel to Trinidad during Hurricane season (7/1 to 11/1). We presently live on our vessel full time. Looking for recommendations as to marina's to stay at during this period. Any suggestions would be greatly welcome.
Thanks,
Gary
S/V Bozo Cinq #44


Trinidad-Marina's

bozo_cinq <bozocinq@...>
 

We are planning on taking our vessel to Trinidad during Hurricane season (7/1 to 11/1). We presently live on our vessel full time. Looking for recommendations as to marina's to stay at during this period. Any suggestions would be greatly welcome.
Thanks,
Gary
S/V Bozo Cinq #44


Re: [Amel] US entry

seafeverofcuan <seafeverofcuan@...>
 

Dear Alessandro,
The crew of a private aircraft or boat can not enter United States territory without having first obtained a B1/2 visa while outside the United States.
Twice I have been crew on on sailing vessels one American and one British that stopped at St Johns USVI.
On the first occasion no one on board understood the need for a visa and I was "deported" there and then in the clothes I stood in to Sopers Hole Tortola where I was interviewed put back on a commercial ferry to St Johns and the US immigration accepted my immigration status because I had arrived on commercial, not private transport and they issued me a ninety day green visa waiver card.
Two years later I was on a delivery trip and the owner wanted to stop at St Johns to take on water and food . Due to my previous experience I refused to leave the boat. The owner went ashore and declared my presence to immigration. I was summoned to report immediately to their office where my green waiver was destroyed and I was again deported.
On arrival by ferry, again immigration issued me a two week waiver and the delivery trip had to be cancelled as a result.
A little known fact is that the immigration officer who receives you into America or Canada has the discretion to either accept or reject you on the spot and if arriving by commercial transport they have the authority to issue a visa waiver for a time period of their choosing up to ninety days.
It is also very important to note when on a private sailing vessel the master is required to visit immigration and customs immediately upon arrival regardless of time and weather conditions once in a port within United States territory.
I have always found both these agencies to courteous and efficient but they have iron rod discipline and anyone who wants to step outside their clearly define guidelines will have a very unhappy experience.
The bottom line is that your friends will not be allowed entry until they have the visas, they normally can be issued within two weeks of application.They also must make themselves available for a mandatory interview by local embassy staff in the country of application.
If needless expense and inconvenience is caused by you or your crew by arriving into the United States without the correct visas the authorities will seek redress from you.
I hope you find this helpful.
Kind regards,
Trevor Lusty
Seafever of Cuan
Super Maramu 425
Mexico

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Sailorman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Alessandro,

What passport does your family catty and what passport do your friends
carry?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of alexgennai
Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2013 9:51 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] US entry





hi
we're entering in US from USBVI or Puerto Rico and we (me, my wife and our
daughter) have B!/B2 VISA.
I have two questions regarding US entry :
1. for the boat do we need any special document before entering?
2. we have a couple of fiends of us who will come on board in st marteen and
they have not VISA. What have they to do?
thanks for your help

alessandro
GRAND CRU #441
martinica




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Re: US entry

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Allesandro,

I am 99% sure that your friends from St. Martin will be deported unless they have a US or Canadian passport...and you will be financially responsible for their transportation back to their country.

Check out Noonsite.com for summaries of the formalities at http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/USA?rc=Formalities

Since the USVI and Puerto Rico are US territories, entry requirements for non-US citzens are as for the US...and you may have the same problem with your guests there. Check Noonsite at http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/PuertoRico?rc=Formalities
AND
http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/USVirginIslands?rc=Formalities

When arriving in the US, you will be asked if you visited Cuba. If you have visited Cuba, you may be asked to leave the US immediately.

Regarding your boat, you will need to show proof of ownership and registration.

Be sure to read all of the information including the cruising permit at http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/USA?rc=Formalities

Hope this helps.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "alexgennai" <agennai@...> wrote:

hi
we're entering in US from USBVI or Puerto Rico and we (me, my wife and our daughter) have B!/B2 VISA.
I have two questions regarding US entry :
1. for the boat do we need any special document before entering?
2. we have a couple of fiends of us who will come on board in st marteen and they have not VISA. What have they to do?
thanks for your help

alessandro
GRAND CRU #441
martinica


Re: [Amel] US entry

Eric Freedman
 

Alessandro,

What passport does your family catty and what passport do your friends
carry?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of alexgennai
Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2013 9:51 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] US entry





hi
we're entering in US from USBVI or Puerto Rico and we (me, my wife and our
daughter) have B!/B2 VISA.
I have two questions regarding US entry :
1. for the boat do we need any special document before entering?
2. we have a couple of fiends of us who will come on board in st marteen and
they have not VISA. What have they to do?
thanks for your help

alessandro
GRAND CRU #441
martinica




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Re: [Amel] US entry

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Alessandro
 
My experience is limited to the US states, as far as know when you enter the US by boat, you need a Visa (b1/b2) for all people on board. 
So if your friends are entering with you on the boat, they need a visa - if they fly to the US then go on the boat, I assume this "should" be ok (if controlled by coast guard).
 
For the boat, I don't know about the US Virgin Island, but for the states (Florida, etc.) the boat needs a "Cruising permit", mine was free.  Make sure you, every time you leave, then enter a port (Miami, Ft Lauderdale, etc), that you contact the coast guard.  Some places are stricter than some other, I understood in Fort Myer, you need to clear with custom even if you change marina...  I obtain my cruising permit in Key West, we just cleared out when we left (over the radio or phone), then cleared in arriving in Galveston, first over the radio (couldn't reach them), so at fuel dock called them, they were happy.
 
Alexandre
NIKIMAT SM2K #289
Seabrook, Tx - USA

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From: alexgennai <agennai@mac.com>
Subject: [Amel] US entry
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 8:50 AM



 



hi
we're entering in US from USBVI or Puerto Rico and we (me, my wife and our daughter) have B!/B2 VISA.
I have two questions regarding US entry :
1. for the boat do we need any special document before entering?
2. we have a couple of fiends of us who will come on board in st marteen and they have not VISA. What have they to do?
thanks for your help

alessandro
GRAND CRU #441
martinica








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US entry

alexgennai <agennai@...>
 

hi
we're entering in US from USBVI or Puerto Rico and we (me, my wife and our daughter) have B!/B2 VISA.
I have two questions regarding US entry :
1. for the boat do we need any special document before entering?
2. we have a couple of fiends of us who will come on board in st marteen and they have not VISA. What have they to do?
thanks for your help

alessandro
GRAND CRU #441
martinica


Re: [Amel] Engine equivalencies - Perkins M80T and Volvo TMD22P?

amelforme
 

John is very correct. Sherry is a wizard with this stuff. Don't call her for
information and then spend your money elsewhere. It is valuable to support
this resource because when you need it, then it's priceless.

All the best,
Joel F. Potter


Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address:  401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida  33301
Phone:  (954) 462-5869   Cell: (954) 812-2485
Email:  jfpottercys@att.net
www.yachtworld.com/jfpottercys

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of john martin
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2012 7:42 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Engine equivalencies - Perkins M80T and Volvo TMD22P?


It has been noted on this forum many times, that Trans Atlantic Diesel in
Virginia can get any part for your Volvo or perkins. Sherry, the number one
lady there knows all there is to know about what parts on the 2 engines that
can be interchanged. This is important because the Volvo parts are more
expensive. There phone number is 804-6429296 John "Moon Dog" SM248
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: richard03801@yahoo.com
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 07:07:38 -0400
Subject: Re: [Amel] Engine equivalencies - Perkins M80T and Volvo TMD22P?


























Hi we have had two Amels one Perkins one Volvo TMD22 both have worked
well without issue. Being in the marine business we have not had issues in
getting parts.



Regards



Richard Piller



Cell 603 767 5330



On Jun 24, 2012, at 15:40, "Scott" <biodiversityllc@gmail.com> wrote:



Hello -
In assessing pre-Yanmar Super Maramus, I'm unclear if the earlier Perkins
M80T and the later Volvo TMD22P, are the same or different? I've read that
the Perkins is an orphan, so should be wary, in particular, for parts
availability; and that the Volvo parts can be spendy and hard to come by.
Experiences please.

Thank you very much for your answers and advice.
Scott and Diane
Prospective SM owner/sailer





















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Gaffney, Drew <drew.gaffney@...>
 


Santorin 77 'Connivence'

Roland Muehlheim <rolandmuehlheim@...>
 

Hello Everybody

Having strange noises on the level of the steering system, I've changed the rails and the piece that connects the steering wheel with the rails. At the same time, I've disconnected the cables back at the rudder to check if the cables are still working fine. Upon this, I found out, that one of the 2 cables is moving very 'hard', reason for which I pulled out the cable to see how it moves when it is laid out flat, which did not bring any better results. The cable being an Ultraflex M41, I went to the local Ultraflex representant in New Zealand to order a new one. Unfortunately, this product is not listed anymore, and nor Ultraflex USA ur Italy came back with any helpful information. Accordingly, my question: did anybody on a Santorin ever replace the steering cables ?

Appreciate your input
Roland


Re: [Amel] Re: International Proof of Competence

hanspeter baettig
 

Chèr Alain
tu a complaitement raison
salutations
mon e-mail pour futur communications:
hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch


----Ursprüngliche Nachricht----
Von: alainfeuillet@laposte.net
Datum: 12.03.2013 18:52
An: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.
com>
Betreff: [Amel] Re: International Proof of Competence

Dear all,
In Fance, we don’t need any diploma to sail even
with our Super Maramu. It
is assumed that sailing is not an easy task and that sailors are serious
enough to train an
progress either in schools like well known “Les Glénans”
or getting experience by yourself. This is one of the rare
areas where we
are not submitted to bureaucracy. Conversely, one needs a “Permis
Plaisance” for engine powered boat
(without sails) above 6 kW. A sailboat is
defined by a minimum ratio between sail surface and engine power. I am

reading regularly the French coast guards reports and less than 5% of their
recovery actions are caused by sailors. It
seems that the assumption is
verified.
I’m sailing in west Mediterranee since 20 years and never got a question
about
it, be it in Spain or Italy. We have been now sailing in Greece for
two years and never got a question of port police
or cost guards about that.
It seems that the key criteria is to respect its own country rules. This
would make sense,
isnt’it?
Hope it helps
Alain
PILGRIM SM#26


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Re: [Amel] Re: International Proof of Competence

hanspeter baettig
 

Hello to the US Amel sailors
If you are not obliged in your home country ( eg your ensign on your boat) you don't need
a proove of competence in Europeen Waters. Saying that is only some coast guards do not
now that non europeen vesseles
have others rules then in the EU. Be friendly and show your " general liability insurance document"
In Med Waters
normally all owners with EU flags, specially the Germans, Austians , Dutch etc. have a lot of papers " like "proof of
cometence"
We in Switzerland have a so name "B- Schein" with this docu we can sail our own vessel under Swiss Flag. But
I can also register my SM under for example " St. Lucia Home Port"
then I do not need any "Proof of Competence
Licence" because St. Lucia do not oblige such a document for this home port.
Hanspeter, SM #16 " Tamango2"

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Ursprüngliche Nachricht----
Von: fhoudaille@yahoo.com
Datum: 12.03.2013 17:33
An: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com"
<amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Betreff: Re: [Amel] Re: International Proof of Competence

Thanks to both of you for
your recommendations. I do not think I'll have enough time to take the master's license (we are leaving in mid May) but
I'll check. I will however complete the USCG course which seems straigthforward enough. Thanks again.
Cheers,
Fred


From: Richard03801 <richard03801@yahoo.com>
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>

Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 11:22 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: International Proof of Competence

 
Bill you are
exactly correct. Having a master ticket is the way to go. Then no matter the country you have your papers.

Regards


Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Mar 11, 2013, at 13:49, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <mailto:yahoogroups%
40svbebe.com> wrote:

Frederick,

We are by no means experts on this, but let me tell you our experience:

We have USCG
licenses and have been asked for "proof of competency" in several countries: Sri Lanka and Greece...I do not believe
that we would have been denied entraance, but we have a friend that was denied entrance into Montenegro because he did
not have anything.

This "International Proof of Competency" is NOT really International, but a European, and primarily
British thing. Sometimes Europe does not see beyond their borders.

If you plan to cross oceans and cruise the Med, I
would suggest getting your USCG Master's licence. Depending on your insurance carrier, it may get you enough savings in
insurance to off-set the approximate $500-700 cost associated in acquiring the license and the required TWIC. You may
find portions of the course rewarding and enjoyable. You probably do not need a Masters license and I am guessing that
an OUPV (6 pack) USCG licence will be enough in any foreign country. The license is impressive looking, resembling a
passport except red/orange in color. Included in the license acquisition process will be education, written tests, Red
Cross training, drug testing, physical examination including eyes and ears, FBI background investigation, finger
printing, etc.

Hope this helps answer your question.

Best,

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

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40yahoogroups.com, Frederic Houdaille <fhoudaille@...> wrote:

Hi there,
I have heard that several European
countries may ask us for an ICC or some proof of competence when cruising there. Quite frankly I had never heard this
before nor did anyone ever ask me for such a document in my earlier sailing trips, but what is your experience,
especially for those of you who recently sailed the MED?
Thanks for your feedback.
Frederic Houdaille
Super
Maramu "ZAZEN", Hull #404 2003, in Bear, DE, USA

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Re: International Proof of Competence

Alain FEUILLET <alainfeuillet@...>
 

Dear all,
In Fance, we don’t need any diploma to sail even with our Super Maramu. It
is assumed that sailing is not an easy task and that sailors are serious
enough to train an progress either in schools like well known “Les Glénans”
or getting experience by yourself. This is one of the rare areas where we
are not submitted to bureaucracy. Conversely, one needs a “Permis
Plaisance” for engine powered boat (without sails) above 6 kW. A sailboat is
defined by a minimum ratio between sail surface and engine power. I am
reading regularly the French coast guards reports and less than 5% of their
recovery actions are caused by sailors. It seems that the assumption is
verified.
I’m sailing in west Mediterranee since 20 years and never got a question
about it, be it in Spain or Italy. We have been now sailing in Greece for
two years and never got a question of port police or cost guards about that.
It seems that the key criteria is to respect its own country rules. This
would make sense, isnt’it?
Hope it helps
Alain
PILGRIM SM#26


Re: [Amel] Re: International Proof of Competence

Frederic Houdaille <fhoudaille@...>
 

Thanks to both of you for your recommendations. I do not think I'll have enough time to take the master's license (we are leaving in mid May) but I'll check. I will however complete the USCG course which seems straigthforward enough. Thanks again.
Cheers,
Fred

From: Richard03801 <richard03801@yahoo.com>
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 11:22 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: International Proof of Competence

 
Bill you are exactly correct. Having a master ticket is the way to go. Then no matter the country you have your papers.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Mar 11, 2013, at 13:49, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <mailto:yahoogroups%40svbebe.com> wrote:

Frederick,

We are by no means experts on this, but let me tell you our experience:

We have USCG licenses and have been asked for "proof of competency" in several countries: Sri Lanka and Greece...I do not believe that we would have been denied entraance, but we have a friend that was denied entrance into Montenegro because he did not have anything.

This "International Proof of Competency" is NOT really International, but a European, and primarily British thing. Sometimes Europe does not see beyond their borders.

If you plan to cross oceans and cruise the Med, I would suggest getting your USCG Master's licence. Depending on your insurance carrier, it may get you enough savings in insurance to off-set the approximate $500-700 cost associated in acquiring the license and the required TWIC. You may find portions of the course rewarding and enjoyable. You probably do not need a Masters license and I am guessing that an OUPV (6 pack) USCG licence will be enough in any foreign country. The license is impressive looking, resembling a passport except red/orange in color. Included in the license acquisition process will be education, written tests, Red Cross training, drug testing, physical examination including eyes and ears, FBI background investigation, finger printing, etc.

Hope this helps answer your question.

Best,

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, Frederic Houdaille <fhoudaille@...> wrote:

Hi there,
I have heard that several European countries may ask us for an ICC or some proof of competence when cruising there. Quite frankly I had never heard this before nor did anyone ever ask me for such a document in my earlier sailing trips, but what is your experience, especially for those of you who recently sailed the MED?
Thanks for your feedback.
Frederic Houdaille
Super Maramu "ZAZEN", Hull #404 2003, in Bear, DE, USA

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Re: International Certificate of Competency

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Craig,

You touched on something that is very true. Having something is usually all that is required in a foreign country. Years ago when we were in Venezuela, we found that we were required to have a dinghy license. We are from Texas and BeBe's homeport is St. Thomas. Neither issues a separate license to operate a dinghy. We successfully used our St. Thomas dinghy registration card. When the policeman checked it, he said, "Gracias," and that was that.

When we check-in to a new country, we bring a binder that has many folders with copies of about everything you can imagine. Our "Crew List" has all of BeBe's specifications (about 12 line items), a color photo of BeBe, crew information and a color copy of each passport. All of this is on one sheet of paper which makes it efficient and easy for the official to use. When we hand this crew list to an official, we always start off on the right foot, no matter who checked in before us. When we were asked for something that is not in our binder, we create a new folder and copies for the next time. I think we have about 15 folders in the binder...and we have not been asked for something we do not have for at least 2 years.

Best,
Bill, BeBe

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "sv Sangaris" <sangaris@...> wrote:

Certainly, for US sailors, a USCG Captains License is great, but a fine alternative is a State Boating Certificate. Many websites are charging for this, but it's free at boatus.org/onlinecourse. Just take their online course exam and, when you pass, print out your "official" "Certificate of Competency". It's not really a C of C, of course, but a certificate of having passed the course - close enuf.

We've only been asked about an ICC once in 8 years in Europe, and then very casually at a check-in in Greece. It would have been no problem had we not had it as the official knew the US doesn't do this, but I whipped out my Certificate from BoatUs and everyone was happy.

Craig Briggs,
s/v Sangaris, SN68 in Didim Turkey while we're still in Fl.


Re: [Amel] Re: International Certificate of Competency

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi all at this time most if not all US States require at a min. A safety course. And yes it is rare to asked unless you are in certain S. American countries they require a captain to enter or hire a pilot.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Mar 12, 2013, at 11:06, "ronpische" <andrew@cerdagne.org> wrote:

In France there is no obligation for sail boat skippers to have ICC unless going on inland waterways. We have sailed on West Coast and Med for 7 years without every being challenged. I talked to a yacht dealer in the med about 8 years ago when starting sailing again after a 20 year break, his view was that countries generally accept the regulations of the flag of the yacht i.e. if you are from a country where there is no requirement for a C of C then you are not challenged. Certainly this seemed the case in Spain where spanish flagged yachts were regularly chalenged (skippers must have an ICC) but us not (carrying a french flag).

Andrew Lamb
SM472

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "sv Sangaris" <sangaris@...> wrote:

Certainly, for US sailors, a USCG Captains License is great, but a fine alternative is a State Boating Certificate. Many websites are charging for this, but it's free at boatus.org/onlinecourse. Just take their online course exam and, when you pass, print out your "official" "Certificate of Competency". It's not really a C of C, of course, but a certificate of having passed the course - close enuf.

We've only been asked about an ICC once in 8 years in Europe, and then very casually at a check-in in Greece. It would have been no problem had we not had it as the official knew the US doesn't do this, but I whipped out my Certificate from BoatUs and everyone was happy.

Craig Briggs,
s/v Sangaris, SN68 in Didim Turkey while we're still in Fl.


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