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CYCA Event 16August: Preparing for a longer cruising journey

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When Ted Nobbs and Nancy Knudsen set off for a circumnavigation, they thought that the difference between racing, which they were used to, and cruising was 'putting down an anchor every now and then.' They couldn't have been more wrong.

After six years' long range sailing with other experienced cruising sailors and a long and steep learning curve, they will discuss what they perceive as the essential differences between racing or short term cruising and the longer journey.


Their presentation will include boat preparation, boat operations, anchoring, MOB, seamanship and safety, with particular emphasis on short-handed sailing.

Ted and Nancy's previous presentation at the CYCA was a light-hearted talk about their adventures which appeared in Nancy's book on the voyage, Shooting Stars and Flying Fish.

This presentation, a shortened version of which they presented on stage at the Sydney Boat Show every day to enthusiastic full houses, will concentrate on the practical aspects of long range voyaging.

Join us at the CYCA on Tuesday 16 August from 6pm for a 6:30pm start to discover what you need to do to prepare yourself and your boat for a longer cruise, or a circumnavigation.

The CYCA Bistro and bar will be open for dinner after the Information Session - stay on and keep talking while you dine...

Please register your attendance at CYCA Reception on 02 8292 7800 or reception@cyca.com.au

Attendees are invited print-out the synopisis of the evening, reproduced here below, for ease of note-taking during the event.

Date: 16 Aug 2011 Time : 18:30 — 20:30

Venue: Freya and Morna Rooms, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, New Beach Road Darling Point.


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 Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

Cruising Information Evening

16th August 2011 6.30pm- 8.00pm

 

Synopsis of...

 

Preparing for short-handed, long-range cruising

 

with Ted Nobbs and Nancy Knudsen


Chapter 1. Keep it simple


Examples:


  1. Batteries


  1. Charging System


  1. Dan Buoy


  1. Gas System


Self-maintenance in remote areas: “Will THIS break and can I fix it?”




Chapter 2. Sail Plan for short-handed long range cruising:


“What sails should I take?”


Say no to the spinnaker


Cutter rigged, yankee and staysail - perfect


The MPS (multiple purpose sail), no


We should have had The Code 0




Chapter 3. Single-handed setup




Chapter 4. Safety - for short-handed long range cruising


MOB? forget it – just STAY ON THE BOAT!


By concentrating elsewhere:


  1. Statistics of MOB situations


  1. No-one on deck unless the other crew present


  1. Clipped on always


  1. Length of tether issues


  1. Jacklines and UV issues


  1. Harnesses and wear


  1. Life jackets


The danger of the parachute flare


Diving for safety: Powerdive or scuba




Chapter 5. Provisioning and stowage


Bleach the vegetables


Provisioning:


  • Wrap citrus in alfoil


  • Longest lasting pumpkin, cabbage, chinese lettuce (in fridge)


  • Turn unrefrigerated eggs every two days


  • Mung beans and alfalfa


  • Vegemince


  • Cryovac machine




Stowage Plan and the shopping list




Chapter 6. Water issues


Water filters for taking water onboard


Water vs Fuel tanks


Everyone can afford a ‘Do It Yourself’ Watermaker


Salt water tap




Chapter 7 Planning and Navigation


  • Seasons


  • Charts – electonic vs paper, Bellinghams


  • Cruising guides


  • GPS – primary/spares, inaccuracy


  • AIS


  • Radar


  • Autopilot/Fluxgate compass – affected by pitching, rolling and METAL




Radar overlaying the electronic chart gives comfort that the GPS is accurate


Route and timing planning using a spreadsheet


Yacht and crew identification sheet


Making your own log book


Websites:


www.noonsite.com, www.pangolin.co.nz (Yotreps)


and, of course, www.sail-world.com/cruising




Chapter 8. Communications


  • Sailmail/Winlink


  • Satphones – Iridium


  • HF – don't go without it


  • VHF – satphones do NOT replace radio


  • Informal Nets


  • Maritime Mobile Nets




Chapter 9. Anchoring


Length of chain, anchor weight, anchor alarm, anchor buddy


The new generation anchor:


  • Spade, Rocna, Manson Supreme, Sarca, Sword, Bugel, Ultra


The ‘Med’ Hook




Chapter 10. Choosing a boat


  • Plastic fantastics


  • The keel – encapsulated


  • The hull – osmosis


  • The importance of a survey


  • Length


  • Rig – masthead or fractional


What not to forget:


  • redundancy


  • Checking the rigging


  • plugs for hull outlets


  • Fire preparation


  • Grab bag


  • First Aid Kit – antibiotics


  • Holding tank issues


  • The Garden Light


  • Fuel filter at deck level


  • Knowing how to service the engine


Creature comforts:


  • Diesel heater


  • Microwave


  • Deep freeze


  • Dodger


  • Swim platform


  • Davits


  • The folding bikes


 




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