The logbook is like a passport and a record book of a yachtsman. It identifies your personality, logs your passed miles and passages, in which you participated, it keeps marks received at examinations of different levels of yachting. It is a tremendously useful thing to build your experience. Ask it from your trainer immediately after completion of your passage. We can't issue the logbook post factum.
Does the skipper's experience specified in the logbook have a strong impact on the approval of one or another vessel for charter?
The matter is not in the yacht but in the water area to charter the yacht
.We often face situations when charter companies are extremely reluctant to give boats to newly-baked course leavers to sail in tide water areas, especially where there are no spare parts for repair, and any accident with a rented yacht is a breakdown of the chain of charters (for example, the Seychelles). Therefore, they have to ask from you your so called "Sailing CV" which is a copy of records in your logbook. If it lists only two training weeks and no independent charters, the charter company has the right not to give you the yacht. Therefore, we advise to all our students to sail first charters on the Mediterranean, and preferably, within first three months after graduation, so that your skills and knowledge acquired with so much effort would not disappear.
If you want to receive a logbook you pay 30 EUR
on board and the trainer will record there your miles and skills. Please note that our office issues logbooks only in exceptional cases (as it is prerogative and responsibility of the trainer).