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FOLLOWING CYCLOPS ROUTE - 3 day course


OBJECTIVES:

A wonderful chance to enhance your sailing skills, whilst sailing from the Italian mainland to the beautiful Aeolian Islands of Lipari, Salina and volcanic Stromboli.


COURSE DURATION:

A three day opportunity, including two nights sleeping onboard. Enabling you to experience life aboard with your fellow team mates.

Starts Friday 09.00 and concludes Sunday between 12.00 – 16.00 hours.


CREW PLACES AVAILABLE:

8 places


PRE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum age 18
  • Minimum level of experience : Previous knowledge of cruise or race sailing (preferably with 5 days aboard a yacht,                     including 100 miles sailed and 4 night hours.)
  • Ability to work in a team


COURSE CONTENT:  

The course introduces the fundamentals of sailing a 60’ high performance racing yacht with a canting keel and double foils.

The weekend concentrates on pilotage, navigation and boat handling under both sail and power. It will also improve your sail trimming and deck work, as well as developing your knowledge and understanding of seamanship and safety issues.



Day 1. Crew Briefing – 09.00 hours.

In the marina: - Safety brief and introduction to preparing a yacht for sea.

Emergency procedures including MOB (Man overboard.) Securing and stowage of all gear on and below deck. Information on sail selection and trimming for all weather conditions. Rope work. Knowledge of facilities below deck including the galley.

Passage Plan and itinerary. Navigation. Watch system. Roles on board and weather information.


Days 2 & 3. At sea.

This is the perfect opportunity at sea to gain non-stop sea miles in your sailing experience.

Being onboard will be an exciting experience. However routes and manoeuvres may vary, due to navigational hazards, weather and sea conditions.

The Skipper's decision to change any part of the route for the safety of the crew and the boat is final.


WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • Instruction by Skipper.
  • Yacht, gas and diesel.
  • Use of facilities on-board.
  • Meals and snacks on-board.


WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

  • Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) – (€50.00 on board hire available)
  • Life jacket, safety line, strobe light. (€30.00 on board hire available.)
  • Wet Weather high visibility waterproofs. (€10.00 on board hire available.)
  • High visibility night light/headlamp with red and white light. (€10.00 on board hire available.)
  • Non marking deck shoes, sailing waterproof boots.
  • Personal travel and hotel expenses before or during the event.
  • Meals, beverages and snacks onshore.


3 day course dates:

March 3-5th, March 17-19th, April 1-2nd,  April 9th.

Cost: - 350 EURO

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