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From Dream Captain to Charter Captain

Seven of the new captains and their instructors, left to right: Stephen Principe, Gary ­Walters, William Clifton, Ron Ayers, Lisa Cozza, Harvey Waller, Thomas Miller, Instructor: Captain Bill Tyndall, Instructor: Captain Ken Daniel.

Fourteen new charter captains earned their certificates in the 12-week Charter Captain Course taught by Captains Ken Daniel and Bill Tyndall of Cambridge.    
    The course, originally started in 1951 by Capt. E.L. Thomas, was the first Coast Guard-approved Captain School in the area. It still differs from other courses on the market because of its quality instruction and thorough coverage. The school is Coast Guard-approved to teach and test for the OUPV (six-pack) license and up to 100-gross-ton Master’s Near Coastal license.
    Students study Navigation Rules, Weather, Anchoring and Mooring, Maneuvering and Handling the Vessel, Emergency Procedures, First Aid and CPR, Electronic and Chart Navigation and other skills. Hands-on training plus 80 hours of classroom teaching culminate with final exams administered by Charter Captain Courses. Private tutoring and license renewal are also offered.
    For information about future courses call Capt. Ken Daniel (410-228-0674) or Capt. Bill Tyndall (410-943-8133) or email rdboat@verizon.net.