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Old 12 August 2009, 04:31   #1
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What boating qualifications do you have?

I'm interested to find out if you all have boating qualifications, which ones you have and why do you have them? I'd also like to know how many of you don't have any.

In France there are two motor boat licences, one for going up to 6 nautical milles offshore, the other for going up to 20 nautical milles.

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Old 12 August 2009, 04:41   #2
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What happens if you want to go further than 20 miles?

I've got:

RYA Day Skipper,
RYA Level 2 Powerboat,
RYA VHF SRC.

I did my VHF and Powerboat through the RNLI. The Day Skipper I just felt like doing.
Looking at doing my Advanced Powerboat with Commercial Endorsment.
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Old 12 August 2009, 04:45   #3
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What happens if you want to go further than 20 miles?
I'll correct that. It is infact further than 6 NM. I don't know where I got the 20 NM from.
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What does the French Licence invole doing?
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I have ISA Level 2 Powerboat (equivilent to the RYA PB2)
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Old 12 August 2009, 05:14   #6
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Inshore - "Permis Cotier":
- 25 theoretical questions in a class room (lights, fog horns, fuel consummation, law, safety requirements)
- practical man over board, follow a compass direction, know how to tie a knott, use a fire extinguisher, set off a flare, etc ...

Offshore - "Permis Hauturier" (purely theoretical):
- navigate from a chart
- calculate tides
- night navigation
- safety requirements for offshore navigation

I don't really know what their RYA equivalents are?
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Old 12 August 2009, 06:27   #7
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You have an rya powerboat 2 this will convert int an International Certificate of Competence ICC which is cool for France, the poerboat 2 can be converted by the rya for a cost of 35:00 or fre f you are a member. There iare details on the RYA website.

I'm presuming your'e not after commercial tickets as these are different

I think for inland /canals you have to take the CEVNI test

http://www.rya.org.uk/infoadvice/boa...s/default.aspx

The good thing about taking you Advanced Powerboat exam is you can pose for photos on boats looking rugged

http://www.rya.org.uk/coursestrainin...es/Level1.aspx

all joking aside their is some good Nav stuff in the APBI and the boat handling training. Theres a very good guy in France called Phil Godwin who runs a school in Nice Oceabpro I think he'd be a good guy to talk to.

http://www.rya.org.uk/coursestrainin...es/Level1.aspx

I know Nantes is a fair slap from Whereever Phil is but issa verry nice there
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I'm interested to find out if you all have boating qualifications,
I've got an ICC and some Overseas Helmsman thingy, but I put more faith in my 35+ years of experience, rather than a couple of bits of paper from the RYA.

The only reason I have the paperwork is because a local instructor used to charter my boat for teaching, and I went along for the ride on a couple of occasions.
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Commercial Yachtmaster and Advanced Powerboat - used to do charter and film work. Also both the old and new VHF licenses, luckily my original VHF course was post morse code days although it was in the eighties!
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