I was talking to DaveS at the weekend. There's a marina next door to his home port of Ramsgate: Calais. There, he hears talk of various chaps with various qualifications to alow them to drive various boats. Level 4 allows a 10 metre up to 5 miles offshore, he says. Now, I have ICC and loads of experience of driving backwards into spaces 3inches wider than the boat. The list of UK manadatory qualifications is: . But are there any regs/licences req'd to drive a french-reg boat? Wot about 23 metre one? And is this why the skipper is thrown in?... oh gawd. Shuttup and answer the question!