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2018 Solo Tasman Challenge 01 Apr 2018

Start: 1300h Port Taranaki New Plymouth NZ

Finish: circa 11 April 2018 - Mooloolaba QLD


Thursday, June 16, 2011

RYA Yachtmaster course

Enrolled in the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory on-line course last week. Received the pack in the mail and very happy with the quality. Works out much cheaper, and I don't need to take leave from work to do the 5 day cram course. I have 12 months to complete and then I can either do a five day practical or launch into the practical/oral exam. Perfect for my hectic lifestyle and supports my experience with world recognised qualifications.

Almost ready....

The list of jobs is finally dwindling in concert with the bank balance!
I am setting Rogue Wave up for IRC/ORCi and at this stage will start with a core crew of six. Being very safety minded I need to ensure my gear meets the required AYF standard. Outfitting to CAT 1 safety is an expensive process to say the least. Some of the quality of these so called approved items leaves a lot to be desired, so I am selective with my purchases.
PFDs will be Burke manual Inflatables with integral harness and tethers fitted with SOLAS approved automatic lights. This should provide piece of mind offshore.Only a few more safety items to go to be CAT 3 compliant and then onto the most expensive...HF radio for CAT1.

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