pyrofreek, from my love of fireworks and all things that explode. it's been my email since early dial-up days and my screen name on most of the sites i frequent.
Bareboat (referring to without a captain) certified means you have training certificates that document your sailing capabilities. Many companies that rent boats down in the Caribbean will make you pay for a captain to oversee your sailing vacation. However, if you are certified you are allowed to rent a boat and take it out yourself. Unlike renting a vehicle, the rental company wants to know you have been trained to handle the boat in many of the situations you can get yourself into while sailing around the ocean by yourselves with their $100K-$500K asset. The reason we both got certified was I wanted to know if I went overboard she could actually rescue me. LOLSailing is a great sport and always enjoyed it. However, have never heard the term "bareboat certified". Can only imagine what that might be??? Maybe just a funny! :willy: :lol: :lol: