I’ve passed the required 100-ton Master testing at a USCG approved school and have completed all the MMC requirements: TWIC, physical, drug, etc. I’ll submit my application at a REC this week.
I own a 19 GRT sailboat, and have accumulated all of my sea-time aboard this vessel. On the application I’ve requested 100-ton Master – this strategy was recommended by the school instructor, because, “You never know…you might get lucky.” Realistically, can I expect to get the 100-ton, or is a 50-ton the best I should hope for?
Also, I’m asking for a sailing endorsement based upon 25 years of sailboat experience/ownership and have several U.S. Sailing course certifications. I’m trying to save making another 250 mile drive to the REC to take the sailing endorsement test. What are my chances?