Porthcawl for me too. Unfortunately the charter business is getting a little reckless as it's too easy to become a commercially endorsed Skipper and this is reflecting in injury claims against insurers. You have to make sure you cover that people are up to making the journey. Beware the person who weighs twenty three stone cos that's a claim waiting to happen!
I very much doubt if you will get bareboat insurance, so your mate will need to use his schools insurance, this should be OK as the RYA will need to inspect the boat/equipment and approve it's use as a training boat!
I believe you should have to serve an apprentiship before you can ask people to trust you with their lives! As it stands at the turn of the year you could ring up a training school take the required courses and hey presto you were commercially endorsed! I believe the process of commercial endorsement now involves an exam...does anybody know if this exam is on the water and if the log book is taken into account
Tim at one point you were considering running a commercial skippers course ....I think it was a good idea is it still on the cards?
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