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Single hander #303862
07/11/2023 08:54 AM
07/11/2023 08:54 AM
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42.99N 76.46W
jmon Offline OP
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Are there any ways for one person to charter in the BVI - sail or power? (w/o a captain)


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Re: Single hander [Re: jmon] #303866
07/11/2023 10:55 AM
07/11/2023 10:55 AM
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I know a friend who did it many years ago. I believe with Sunsai on a smaller mono. He was a very accomplished racing sailor. I don’t see why it would be an issue for someone who’s got the resume to show they can do it. I’d just start by asking yourself if you can document that you’ve got the skills for it and if so, call the charter companies and ask.

Re: Single hander [Re: jmon] #303867
07/11/2023 11:01 AM
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I would check with the charter companies to see what their policies are. You would need to be extremely adept at and have a lot of experience with mooring and docking without assistance.

Re: Single hander [Re: jmon] #303869
07/11/2023 11:14 AM
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There's a pretty good chance that the charter companies' insurance policies require at least two people on board, but you can certainly call around to check.


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Re: Single hander [Re: jmon] #303870
07/11/2023 11:46 AM
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I know Moorings explicitly requires 2+


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Re: Single hander [Re: jmon] #303878
07/11/2023 02:28 PM
07/11/2023 02:28 PM
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Saint Thomas, USVI
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A lot of insurance companies will not allow it. Even on my personal policy it is not allowed.

Re: Single hander [Re: CaptainJay] #303881
07/11/2023 03:24 PM
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I do some shorthanded racing on our boat and it requires additional disclosure with the insurance company.


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