Course Detail - Ocean Passage Making

Ocean Passage Making





Course Info

This course is designed to take all sailing topics previously covered to an advanced level providing the sailor with the final ingredients for true self-reliance at sea. The Ocean Passage course includes two two-day clinics focused in Passage Preparation taken prior to enrollment in the Passage Practical. Students have several enrollment opportunities for these clinics prior to the passage dates.

Passage Practical trips vary in departure and destination but include several hundred miles and multiple 24-hour periods at sea during which students take part in a watch system. Students assume all responsibilities involved in the preparation and execution of an ocean passage - thereby preparing to complete future passages on their own. Example practicals include trips to or from Bermuda, the Caribbean or the Northeast coast of the U.S.