Sail Martha’s Vineyard offers captain’s course


Sail Martha’s Vineyard is offering instruction geared toward getting a commercial captain’s license once again this winter.

An informational meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 15, at the Sail Martha’s Vineyard headquarters, 110 Main Street in Vineyard Haven. The meeting starts at 7 pm.

The courses offer two tracks of instruction. One leads to a 100-ton captain’s license, allowing operation of commercial vessels under 100 gross tons, including ferries, charter boats, water taxis, and other commercial vessels. Another course leads to a license commonly known as a “six-pack,” which allows for carrying up to six passengers for hire. Also scheduled this year is instruction on how to operate a harbor launch.

At the informational meeting, experts will be on hand to outline the courses, and determine a course schedule. For more information, call Sail Martha’s Vineyard at 508-696-7644.