Having noticed that the required qualifications for the inspection of the fleet is PB2 it's prompted me into action.
I've had, driven, owned, sailed and fallen out of boats since I was 6 or 7 years old and have accumalted over time some 26 years experience behind the wheel of a boat including a short stint with the RN! (God bless 'em)
However I have never, ever sat down and done a boating qualification or course at any time (bar radio license). I've basically read lots and done lots.
But what is the ideal training for someone like me to get qualified to a recognised level without having to resort to "Back to basics" tactics and wasting money on courses that I probably know 85%+ of already????
This isn't for commercial purposes just for my own personal benefit.....although if I thought I could earn enough money to be mucking about in boats all day then I'd re-consider the commercial bit!
Any help or ideas greatly appreciated.
P.S. this was actually started in my mind this weekend as a yacht under power came from my port side as I was exiting the harbour and started shouting at me to get out of his way when I thought that it was my right of way not his!? Surely it's the boat on the right is right??
It's little things like that where I'm not 100% sure during the heat of the moment. I just got out of his way sharpish and waved an apology, but having thought about it I should have waved him a very different signal!