Ocean Passages

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Ocean sailing passages are the ultimate mile builder experiences.

From the cold gale force wind of the Southern Ocean to the warm and smooth ride in the trades, you are guaranteed varied sailing conditions and some navigational challenges en route.

Whether your are seeking to gain sea miles and offshore experience for your Yachtmaster certification or you would like to know how to plan an ocean voyage for your next offshore cruise, this is an invaluable opportunity to learn from professional sailors.

Cross oceans with us and feel the thrill of surfing with 37 tons of boat, or the bliss of gliding in the trades at a constant 10 knots of boat speed effortlessly.

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What to expect

No formal qualifications are required however for any ocean passage more than 600 miles, we are asking that all crew have completed at least a 200 mile offshore sailing without seasickness.

We will organise 3 days of training to familiarise the crew with the yacht, safety equipment and procedures, and role on board. We also recommend you to complete an Offshore Safety and Sea Survival course before you go. Please contact us for further information.

During the passage, you will learn to master:

  • Pilotage and offshore passage planning
  • Watch systems and leading
  • Boat handling in all conditions
  • Sail planning and trim
  • Safety equipment and procedures
  • Offshore navigation and nautical charts
  • Preparing for heavy weather
  • Man overboard procedures
  • Watch keeping/night passages
  • Crew management and the role of the skipper

We will be 3 experienced professional sailors onboard who will gladly take your offshore sailing skills to the next level. We are here because we want to share our love of the open sea on one of the best ocean boats ever built.

Challenge Package

Your crew package includes:

  • 3-day intensive training program
  • Experienced skipper and crew
  • Full provisions on board during passage and lunch/snack whilst training
  • Accommodation onboard
  • Eve crew shirt
  • Marina fees
  • All safety gear including PFD (personal flotation device) and PLB (personal locator beacon)
  • Bedding, pillow and towel 

Your crew package excludes:

  • Accommodation and meal ashore
  • Flights and transport to and from departure and arrival ports and visas
  • Alcohol
  • Toiletries
  • Clothing and wet weather gear - Contact us for preferential prices with our partner Zhik Australasia
  • Fuel, which will be recharged at cost on arrival at the destination port
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