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|Description:||Millennium is a 60â€™ Jutson designed racing/cruising yacht. In 2006/07 the skipper and myself have planned a series of races and cruises from Queensland (Australia) to Asia.
The skipper has sailed over 75,000 ocean miles on Millennium and has sailed a further 35,000 miles on other vessels he has either owned or skippered.
I am a Yachting Australia sailing instructor teaching to Yachtmaster level with commercial licenses.
On the delivery voyages or during race regattas it will be possible to update your sailing skills, radio operators license, coastal and ocean navigation skills or simply build up ocean miles for your next ticket.
To join as crew please nominate which part of the series you would be interested in doing.
Cruising; When cruising we require sail handlers and helms people. Everyone cooks and cleans and takes part in all boat handling duties. Own bunks but share cabins. Current passport required and visas for countries to be visited.
Racing; When racing we require tactician, race navigator, fore deck crew x 4, mast x 2, pit crew x 6, helmsman x 2. Then we need up to 4 other general crew to assist where required. During regattas we have accommodation on board for up to10 crew in single bunks share cabins. You will require a current passport and visa for the country you are racing in.
Approximate schedule and costs; All legs of delivery are on a share costs basis of $85 AUD per day with most legs around ten to fourteen days. Formal training will be at a separate rate to be negotiated with myself. (eg 2 or more inshore skipper candidates on board will be a cheaper rate.) Meals on board are included.
All regattas will be on a $150 AUD per day live aboard and $100AUD per day live ashore. Regattas will include one or two or three days pre race training to bring crew up to a competitive level for the size of the boat. Breakfast of a light nature provided on board.
Dent to Dunk Island; 21 â€“ 30 May Full.
Dunk to Hamilton Island; 02 â€“ 11 June Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster training $3,500 AUD per person.
Hamilton Island race week; 17 â€“ 27 August pre race training and seven day regatta (with lay day) $1500 AUD on board $1000 AUD ashore (provide own accommodation) $50 per day on board before and after event.
Delivery to Cairns; 04 September (approx.) Approximately 10 days.$85 per day
Cairns to Darwin; 18 September (approx.) Approximately 14 days. $85 per day
Darwin to Malaysia; 12 October delivery details to be finalised closer to the date with passages of ten days available. $85 per day.
Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta Malaysia; 16 November $150 per day on board $100 ashore (own accommodation)
Malaysia to Phuket; This will be a delivery but organisers in Asia may arrange a race for yachts going on to the Kings Cup.
Kingâ€™s Cup Phuket, Thailand; 02 December 10 days with training $150 aboard $100 ashore (own accommodation.)* A day rate is charged of crew to be able to attend each function with music, food and presentations and this will be extra.
In Thailand; Some cruising time around Thailand will be arranged for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts. $85 per day
Phuket to Singapore; A 500 mile passage race is being planned but details are not available yet. This leg may still be a delivery?
Singapore Straits Regatta; 16 January 2007 6 days with training $150 on board and $100 ashore (own accommodation)
Contact Tom; firstname.lastname@example.org
02) 49591666 (phone Australia)
106 Skye Point Rd
Payment; A deposit of $100 for all delivery legs and $150 for regattas to be paid when making your reservation. Balance is due 10 days prior to departure or start of training for the regatta. Payment is accepted as bank transfer or Visa card.
The Vessel; Millennium is a sixty foot fibreglass cutter rigged sloop. Originally raced as a water ballasted yacht in the Brisbane to Osaka race the water ballast was removed several years ago to assist with her age handicap. She has held the Brisbane to Gizo race record, sailed in the 50th Sydney to Hobart, raced the Sydney to Southport and most Hamilton Island race series. She is set up for ocean racing and fast cruising but operates on a very tight budget without any sponsorship. She has sailed over 75,000 ocean miles and is considered a safe comfortable boat. The owner/skipper assisted with the design and built her himself so he is intimate with all design/engineering/building and maintenance requirements.
The Program; we have mapped out quite an ambitious race and cruise program for the coming year. We anticipate that all local Australian regattas will fill quickly as confirmed by the Dent to Dunk Island regatta being taken up and filled on announcement of the boat being available. If we are short on numbers for any regattas it is intended to still race unless the safety of the vessel and crew were to be compromised, then a cruising program for the day or regatta would be organised. Some Asian regattas such as the Kings Cup are held in very light winds with strong tides and light crew weight is not a problem. Some flexibility will be required for delivery legs as departure may be held up due to bad weather windows. I have been on Millennium during 40+ knot gales during a 10-day delivery and she was very sea kindly then. Every effort will be made to stay on schedule but crew must have a flexible approach to departure and arrival times and not be too stringent with air tickets etc.
Training; Race training will be required for most crew prior to each event. This is a large boat and each crew must know what is expected of them and how they fit into the team.
Sail Training; This will be held mainly during delivery legs on a formal basis and during regattas I will do assessments and some formal training as required.
Crew Competency; All crew should be of a competent crew level and have some experience on mono hull yachts. Physical fitness is required to be able to move around the vessel in an easy and confident manner. Anyone not sure of their ability to remain free of seasickness is advised to try out any pills or potions well before joining the ship.
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