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    hi, I passed my oow course/orals in 2002 but for one reason or another didn't do anything with it - foolishly. Now I've matured lol I realise I made a big mistake what are my options to get back into the game? Any help would be gratefully received.

  • #2
    I'm not sure how it is now, but while I was at college there was a guy on a kind of fast track course who'd got his ticket 25 years previously, he had to do three months in school and sit an orals exam to revalidate his ticket... I can't remember if he needed seatime though or not... he had sailed as a third though, despite it being a pretty long while back... maybe you could contact the MCA or MNTB?


    • #3
      Hi Hokey

      Colleges such as Warsash used to have a refresher course of sorts (I cant find it on their website) but it is worth giving either them or some of the other colleges a call.

      From memory it used to be around 6 months (including all the short courses)
      Pilotage - It's just a controlled allision


      • #4
        Phone MCA Training & Cert people in Southampton and ask them what you need to do in order to revalidate the certificate.

        Or have a read of page 9 onwards;
        ?Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn?t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.?

        ? Mark Twain
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        • #5
          Thanks for all the advise - I will try these options and see what I can do! Thanks again