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advice wanted regarding big boat sea time (deck cadet)
Posted January 28th, 2013 - 4:27 am by from West Vancouver, Canada (Permalink)
Hello,

I'm a deck cadet in Canada, we require sea time for our program and the assumption is it will be on freighters, cruise ships or something similar. However a sailing yacht with a qualified (and interested) skipper would meet the requirements. I was wondering if anyone had any advice regarding finding a boat like that. My usual practice of standing on the dock and getting a ride wouldn't work as it does need to be more formal with paperwork, seaphase assignments and other exciting things.

Thanks so much for your advice

Happy sailing

-phoebe

Posted January 28th, 2013 - 4:48 am from Wangi Wangi, Australia
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Posted August 9th, 2013 - 2:04 pm by from Outlying Islands, China (Permalink)

Um... Are you SURE it would meet the requirements? If you mean deck cadet for STCW watch officer, a small sailing yacht probably wouldn't do. I haven't checked STCW for the details but it would ultimately depend on the authority which would issue your ticket. The Cdn Transport Dept or something like that. I doubt they would approve this as sea time towards your ticket. You should check with them first.

Good luck,
Nir