- Feb 27, 2009
- Ruhr Area, Germany
- MX-5 ND & two bikes
... aaaand done.Next up: one week practical training, followed by the practical test in the Adriatic Sea in a few weeks.
I now have my SKS certification in the bag and only have to wait for the actual document to arrive in the mail.
The week-long practical training was good, the exam on Friday was very, very bad all around, but I - and all my shipmates - passed. More or less barely. Turned out the examiners had different priorities than what we had learned (and were very good at giving you the feeling you are an all-out miserable failure), and admittedly we were all very nervous and didn't handle ourselves very well at the harbour maneuvres. The actual sailing was good despite the distinct lack of wind. Well, better than having to deal with a storm, I suppose.
Anyway. I'm happy. It was several hours of feeling relief before the actual happiness and feeling of accomplishment set in...