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2469 North River Road, New Hope, PA 18938

Phone: (215) 862-5721

 

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EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR OCEAN PASSAGE CRUISES

Preparation & Vessel Selection & Equipment Inventory:

  • Learn what to look for in a passage making vessel

  • Form an understanding of safety equipment required and desired for offshore passages

  • Make a thorough presail survey of the vessel and all equipment needed for voyage

  • Crew Selection and Organization:

  • Develop some criteria for crew selection; what to look for in your shipmates

  • Establish a billet system, division of labor and responsibilities based on skills of the individual crew members

  • Educate the crew, with particular attention to safety and emergency procedures, and the use of special equipment

  • Watch keeping and Daily Routine:

  • Set up and use a formal watch keeping schedule, looking at several alternatives

  • Establish a daily routine which clearly defines responsibilities of each crew member, including meal preparation, vessel maintenance and cleaning

  • Navigation:

  • Develop at least an acquaintance with celestial navigation

  • Practice the maintenance of a DR plot over the course of a substantial voyage

  • Enhance terrestrial skills once making landfall

  • Employ electronic navigational devices using all equipment available, using GPS receivers, radar, loran, etc.

  • Weather:

  • Become familiar with available sources of weather information

  • Develop a more thorough understanding of the meaning of first-hand weather observations

  • Routing:

  • Make the most safe and efficient passage possible, using all information available: weather, pilot charts, Gulf Stream analysis and so forth

  • Provisioning & Resource Management:

  • Plan and provision meals for an off shore passage

  • Plan stowage

  • Conserve resources: fuel, electric, water, food

  • Sailing & Seamanship:

  • Practice safety procedures with particular attention to demands of offshore passages

  • Practice heavy weather sailing techniques and procedures

  • Generally build crew membersí sailing and seamanship skills

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