Category: Licensing and Certification

License Issued and Received

Got it. July 22nd after a couple correspondences back and forth for clarifications and additional documentation requested, my license was issued. My license is good for Master of Vessels up to 100 Gross Register Tons along with the Auxilliary Sailing…

USCG License Application

So my application is ready. I had to gather a few signatures on some forms, I now have to pay the $145 evaluation and issuance fee, and my application will be off to the coast guard. If everything goes as…

USCG Captain’s License Endorsements Exams

Well, the endorsement exams were a whole lot easier than the OUPV and Master of Vessels exams. When I arrived at the exam center, and I was given one exam, it was quite literally a tick the checkboxes exercise. The…

USCG Captain’s License Exams

Well it’s taken quite a while to get through all the hoops, but I am not down to the last few items for my application for my Captain’s License. Last night I passed my exams for OUPV and Master of…

ASA103: Basic Coastal Cruising

This weekend we went on a two day (but not overnight) cruise around Fisher’s Island Sound. This time there was less classroom instruction on the finer points of sailing, and it was more focused on things like checking the engine…

ASA101: Basic Keelboat, Day 2

So we woke up and packed new lunches, and lots of water for a day out on the water (and we drank all of it). We arrived at the dock at 9am, and we quickly got down to the business…

ASA101:Basic Keelboat, Day 1

So my Girlfriend, Elyse and I had our first day of sailing lessons today. Although I have been sailing all my life, I thought it would be fun to take these classes together, and additionally I want to get certified…