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    Dear Guys!! I m study in maritime college and in last semester we have to write a tesis. My tesis about yacht captain's licences difference in countries. But I cant find exact infos about that topic. Can you share your country's yacht captain regulations. If you can help me I would be greatful...

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    Define yacht? Assuming you mean commercial... have a read of http://www.rya.org.uk/coursestrainin...s/default.aspx and http://www.dft.gov.uk/mca/mcga07-hom...uses-yacht.htm

    If the "yacht" is over 200gt and commercially operated you start requiring the standard commercial licences which are generally the same worldwide; http://www.dft.gov.uk/mca/mcga07-hom...s-deckoral.htm
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      In our country we had a amatour sailor licence with that licence you can operate your own yacht which is less than 24 m and we have yatch captain courses(less than 500 grt) which has a 4 months technical and 6 months practical you can have an exam after a while you can work on bigger yachts etc. but in UK there are different types as I know RYA, MCA, IYT... Is there a way which you can go to the up with a courses or sea services?

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        Originally posted by drakigns View Post
        In our country we had a amatour sailor licence with that licence you can operate your own yacht which is less than 24 m and we have yatch captain courses(less than 500 grt) which has a 4 months technical and 6 months practical you can have an exam after a while you can work on bigger yachts etc. but in UK there are different types as I know RYA, MCA, IYT... Is there a way which you can go to the up with a courses or sea services?
        In the uk you do not require a licence to operate your own private yacht. Most may have done one of the RYA courses, but there's no requirement - guess you maybe get cheaper insurance? But no idea.

        RYA deal with leisure sailors (mainly), their yacht master qualification which allows holders of operate commercially is in association with the MCA and has numerous limitations (mainly size of the vessel).

        Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) deal with licencing for the merchant navy, there are numerous levels each with their own restrictions as shown on the link above, majority of UK cadets will complete the OOW (Unlimited) syllabus and assuming they stay at sea, will continue on the unlimited route.
        ?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
        myBlog | @alistairuk | flickr | youtube Views and opinions expressed are those of myself and not representative of any employer or other associated party.

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