Lord Howe Island Blue Water Passage

Whether you are looking to get your commercial MCA/RYA Yachtmaster Ocean or your recreational RYA Yachtmaster Ocean, this voyage will allow you to gain more valuable offshore and ocean experience. On top of that it will be a great ocean adventure and learning experience. Our RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Instructor will help you learn anything you need to know to expand your experience and skill level

What are the details?

12 Day Lord Howe Island Return . This cruise consists of a passage aboard one of our fully equipped ocean going yachts and is ideal for those who wish to sample blue water cruising first hand. After a period of passage planning and preparation this exciting blue water adventure sets sail bound for spectacular Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea. Ideal for those of you want to practice celestial navigation at sea or need to undertake a 600nm passage navigated by sextant to qualify for the Yachtmaster Ocean. Or build your offshore sea miles and experience ocean sailing at its best!Price includes all food & accommodation whilst onboard, GST, RYA log book and certificate.

What will I learn?

  • Passage planning
  • Victualing
  • Celestial navigation by day and night
  • Crew management and command
  • Practice pilotage
  • Accessing local knowledge
  • Accessing weather information
  • Understanding sky signs
  • Ocean currents
  • Ocean meteorology
  • Sun, moon, planet and star sights and the use of other navigational aids including GPS
  • related to living aboard an ocean passage

What do I bring?

Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bathing suit, a warm jumper, change of clothes (minimal wardrobe needed), towel, sleeping bag and pillow, spray jacket, toilet kit and any personal medication you may require all packed in a flexible soft bag.

You must have completed the Ocean Yachtmaster Shorebased course to fully understand and get the maximum from this qualifying passage. Practical ability to Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore level is highly recommended. Candidates should hold a HF/VHF Radio Operator’s Certificate and a Senior 1st Aid certificate.


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