CREATING OPPORTUNITY FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
TidalFlow Coalition is a project of the USMMA Sailing Foundation, a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization that focuses efforts on providing US Armed Forces Disabled Veterans and Dependents of service members killed in the line of duty with nautical job development training. The purpose of training is to empower individuals to become professional, and even recreational, boat captains and/or guides in the water tourism industry. Through job development training and asset procurement, TidalFlow Coalition members develop skills and techniques in disciplines such as: fishing, diving, boating, and other water tourism centered activities.
TidalFlow Coalition provides VA vocational rehab training which enables a member to obtain required boating hours as well as on the job development skills--as specified by the US Coast Guard (USCG)--to hold an Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel License (OUPV), also known as a Six-Pack License.
Before the coalition member can apply for an OUPV License, the USCG requires that he/she must log three hundred and sixty days on the water, ninety of which must be spent past the demarcation line to qualify for an OUPV Near Coastal License. The OUPV Near Coastal License enables coalition members to take up to six paying customers a maximum of one hundred miles off shore. TidalFlow collaborates with partners such as, Care Coalition, for grant related services and awareness. TidalFlow Coalition is funded through corporate partnerships and donation related activities which includes, but is not limited to, receiving water crafts for member training purposes.