Congratulations Tony

Tony deserves congratulations - after a great deal of studying and practicing he showed the Royal Yachting Association examiner that he is an RYA Yachtmaster - Offshore. Our day with Steve, the examiner started at about 11.00 and finished at about 20.00. We had great weather - could have done with a bit more wind for the sailing component of the exam, but we had enough to do the job. We were very lucky to get such a nice weather window as we've been getting mostly too much wind.
The exam was a combination of engine knowledge, boat handling under sail and power, navigating with and without electronics, anchoring and some chart work.
Unfortunately I did not pass, and am very disappointed. I just seemed unable to do the job under examination, and I have to agree with his verdict. Yesterday I was not a yachtmaster.
I am however very happy for Tony. With this ticket he can now pursue a career in the world of sailing, which he has loved to do most of his adult life. And with our joint experience we should still be able to work as a team, he the Captain and I the crew. Or he may find work on his own, which may take him to places that I could follow on with Moondancer X. We'll see how that works out. At least the exam is behind us and we can get on with our lives.


robert metcalfe said…
Hey Tony, good show. Quite different from English Bay 2005. remember Esso Avitat. Great looking vessel you have
Peter said…
remember that photo Allan took with you sitting on the dock at the feet of the 'master' - think we should change places now!
Terry & Sheila harding said…
Congratulations on earning the RYA yachtmaster - offshore certification. It sounds like you worked hard preparing for it.

Like you, we in Canada are looking forward to summer coming. Our winter was pretty easy but it is never short.

Have a grand sail this summer.

Terry & Sheila

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