Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 01 September 2011, 06:39   #21
Member
 
Channel Ribs's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Alderney
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by martini View Post
The important thing for me is not just getting the ticket but getting the experience and skills that are meant to go with it.
No Yachtmaster examiner is going to pass you unless he is satisfied that you meet (exceed even) the criteria, they are all very experienced mariners and trainers.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RYA
Before your exam, be more adventurous than the usual weekend trip to your favourite anchorage. Enter some new harbours to refine your pilotage. Attempt the occasional night entry and be aware of the problems.
Does that strike any chords with you?
__________________

__________________
Channel Ribs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 September 2011, 06:52   #22
Member
 
martini's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: jersey
Boat name: Martini II
Make: Arctic 28/FC470
Length: 8m +
Engine: twin 225Opti/50hp 2t
MMSI: 235067688
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,021
Quote:
Originally Posted by Channel Ribs View Post
Does that strike any chords with you?

I'm no Alan Priddy but no, not really!
__________________

__________________
martini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 September 2011, 07:51   #23
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Portsmouth
Boat name: Not sure
Make: ABC/Priddy
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x 500 FPT
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 926
Or go to anywhere else in the world smartly dressed and smiling and blag it like most of the others do!!! Captains in the "Emerging " markets tend to employ on experiance. I know many Captains of Big boats who have no tickets at all. It is sad to say that the organisations around who fast track and train people to be brilliant have also done a lot of damage. Just because you have your tickets doesnt mean that you know much.The Skipper of Gypsy Moth who allowed it to run aground in the Pacific. The rumour is that the idiots at Cowes week who challenged the Oil Tanker were all yachtmasters and not to mention the British skipper of a superyacht who moored it up and left the engines running and in gear and wrecked 5 boats and a resturant in Hvar last month are points in case! I have tried to get numbers of " Qualified Skippers" who have had accidents compared to non qualified. For some resaon the numbers are not available. Experiance counts for everything. Alan P.
__________________
Alan Priddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01 September 2011, 12:40   #24
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Make: humber
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 20
unless he is satisfied that you meet (exceed even) the criteria,

if only I could believe that. Skipper of the dive boat I recently worked with left the services and went from never having been on boat to OCEAN(!!) yachtmaster in less than a year. Hmm something not quite right there methinks!
__________________
dally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 September 2011, 03:07   #25
Member
 
Channel Ribs's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Alderney
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by martini View Post
There's a local YM instructor who's been doing deliveries for the last 3 years, he's on his 3rd insurance claim already and none of them small!
Quote:
Originally Posted by dally View Post
Skipper of the dive boat I recently worked with left the services and went from never having been on boat to OCEAN(!!) yachtmaster in less than a year.
__________________

__________________
Channel Ribs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:46.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.