Join us aboard Andiamo our Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 409 for an intensive introduction to big water sailing techniques.
We will cover.
Coastal navigation by deduced reckoning as covered in Tutsi’s text: Coastal Navigation & Piloting
Night sailing using lite nav aids.
Tides and currants
Food prep on a passage and cooking underway
Night time crew overboard recovery
Lashing tachneques for fuel cans
Jack Line rigging and tether use.
After successful completion of this course graduates will be eligible to join GBA deliveries to help acrue days at sea offshore.
$1000 each provisions included
Offshore gear list
1-Head lamp (it will need to have a red light and this light needs to be able to turn on and off without the white light options because it will harm everyones night vision otherwise)
2-PFD with a light attached
3-A tether perhaps two. This is so you can relieve one tether and still remain attached to the boat. (if we are doing an inshore 106 it won't be necessary)
4-Notebook. Small "write in the rain" books are good
5- Foul weather gear (even in the summer offshore sailing in the NW gets cold
6- Sea boots (high top)
7-Mid layer and bottom layers made from material that can dry quickly ("cotton kills")
8-Cold weather and warm weather hats
9-Ear plugs (extras) these are for sleeping. When the boat is underway the engine and sheets can be noisy and when moored shipmates often snore
10-Gloves for cold weather and warm
11-Personal power pack to charge personal devices so save ships power for comms and navigation)
12- Small bag; butt pack or other to keep personal Safety equipment ready at hand
13-Non slip footwear (sailing shoes have "siping" on the bottom which creates good traction on slippery wet boat surfaces
14-Personal towel (small tech cloth one is fine)
15- Seasickness medication (even if you have never been sick before having something available is highly recommended)
16-Navionics (this is a very powerful application you can get on your phone. It is invaluable afloat and not expensive.
17-If you wear glasses you should bring back ups, sunglasses too should have back ups
18-Watch: one with an alarm is good
19-sunblock or "buff" for tropical sun and blocking out light when sleeping in the day
10-Good sea bag: a dry bag is great. Ideally you want something you can through into a dinghy. I would also add that I have had many occasions where even a small dry bag for essentials has saved the day
11- Sleeping bag (if you don't have a dry bag for a sea bag at least have a dry bag for your sleeping bag.