Hold a current US Sailing Coastal Passage Making Instructor Certification and have taught, US Sailing Coastal Passage Making course(s) for a minimum of 12 days.
Pass the US Sailing Celestial Navigation Student test with a score of 90%+ or have a U.S. Coast Guard Celestial Navigation endorsement on your U.S. Coast Guard license.
Pass the Offshore Passage Making Student Written Exam with a grade of 90% or better.
Demonstrate radar proficiency by either passing a Coastal Passage Making Instructor Course with radar or having a radar endorsement on your U.S. Coast Guard license.
From your current employer and
From both of your Coastal Passage Making Instructor Trainers or
From two recognized sailing authorities.
Document an unbroken ocean passage of more than 700 miles as skipper or mate. Acceptable documentation is either a copy of the vessel’s log or a letter from the vessel’s skipper/owner stating your position and responsibilities. Vessel name, and documentation number, dates and ports of departure and arrival should be included.
Provide documentation of your current CPR, First Aid, and U.S. Coast Guard License.
Provide a sailing resume
Prepare a Passage Plan for a route assigned by the Adult Program Operations Manager. The Passage Plan should include, but is not limited to, the following topics:
Repairs & Maintenance
Heavy Weather Tactics
Provisioning & Menu Planning
Crew Management & Health Care