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Having taught RYA 'Day Sailor' for 2 seasons I can assure you it is no preparation for going off-shore. My wife does not like such inexperienced people to crew for us off-shore because we have to babysit them too much.

Many people do what you want to do and succeed but there are many failures and these are often due to lack of experience...Not knowing when hurricane season is might be an example of lack of experience.

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i have read conflicting info on hurricane season, some pages i have read say hurricane season is june to nov while others say that its nov to march. which one do i listen to?
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i have read conflicting info on hurricane season, some pages i have read say hurricane season is june to nov while others say that its nov to march. which one do i listen to?
National Hurricane Center

Scroll to mid of page for seasons. May 15 to Nov 30
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Until you get to oz waters when cyclone season is nov to march ( I have put a big gap there most of them happen in Jan feb)

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Think northern and southern hemispheres the hurricane season is different in each. That is you clear the northern by June and the Southern by December.
Agree day skipper is a minimal qualification. There are very good advanced courses. The actual sailing being mainly downwind is long but not difficult.
You do need however to be pretty self sufficient at maintenance and repairs. Two months is not long to get a boat ready. Almost inevitably it will require work and money to bring it up to standard as few are actually equipped for long distance sailing.
A test is to see how people go out of sight of land. Some freak out land being 500 or more miles away even if experienced coastal sailors.
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Also, don't forget that a Panama canal crossing will cost at least $1500 by all recent reports.

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There some touches that can make the passage more comfortable and safe

Below

1) lee clothes so that you can get some sleep while heeled.
2) a galley harness to facilitate cooking and cleaning
3) make sure everything is secure: floorboards, gear, access under berths
4) sufficient handholds for getting around

On deck
1) jacklines tethers and harnesses
2) everything securely lashed

Medical
1) Be prepared for motion sickness
2) Everyone should trained in first aid as a minimum
3) a comprehensive offshore medical kits

Weather
1) set up a system for getting forecasts: SSB, Sat phone, etc..
2) be your own forecaster; watch the sky, wind and the baromter

Prepare for the worst; hope for the best.

I am sure folks can add others.

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Pacific hurricane season runs June 1 - Nov 30
I suspect that's in your neck of the woods - in ours it starts in October/November and is pretty much done by March. The best sailing season in our part of the South Pacific is April to August. All the sailing rallies to Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, etc leave here end April to mid-may.


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Having taught RYA 'Day Sailor' for 2 seasons I can assure you it is no preparation for going off-shore. My wife does not like such inexperienced people to crew for us off-shore because we have to babysit them too much.

Many people do what you want to do and succeed but there are many failures and these are often due to lack of experience...Not knowing when hurricane season is might be an example of lack of experience.

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It's interesting how people's choices differ. I prefer to have someone with no experience at all and whose most important attribute is that they don't get seasick. I don't want someone with a half-jack of experience second guessing my every move. He/she can stay away. The crew on a voyage like this to me is just someone who does exactly what he/she is told and represents another pair of eyes while I sleep, nothing more.


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Hey guys,

the inital post clearly mentions there is not much experience, so they are not expacting critics but suggestions. the essential ones have been mentioned already: check boat, experience handling, train wind conditions and boat behaviour up to 50-60 kts, that's all it in respect of physical high sea training. anything else like navigation, tactics, etc. can be read in books
and in the net.

I like those professionals who do not realize that the distance between Panama City and Galpagos is roughly 800 mls, which means in 5 days (good forcast period) they will have left the tropical storm path. So, what's wrong with their schedule?

One thing I know for sure, if they would invite me to joint, I would just jump on the next plane.

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