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Old 27-09-2014, 16:20   #1
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Location: Falmouth
Boat: Nic Bailey design Scat Venture West, 40ft Epoxy carbon foam sandwich construction
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Fiji to Bali

Hi , This is a rather lengthy brief as this information will save me and you lots of energy sending questions and replying to questions and hopefully will give you a better idea of your suitability for this adventure.

The boat (O'flo) is a custom designed 40 foot cat. She has completed 2 circum-navigations and at least 10 Atlantic crossings She was designed by Nic Bailey and built by the Venture West Catamaran team. Oflo is a very light weight (carbon/kevlar foam sandwich) and happily cruises at around 10 knots. She is not however a luxury boat, there is only one head (toilet), the fresh water shower is a foot pumped affair and we do not use a fridge! Each crew member will get their own cabin.

I am a professional skipper (commercially endorsed yacht master ocean) from the U.K. I have travelled, sailed & lived abroad for the last 12 years. Iím looking at leaving Fiji in late September. Sailing experience is not essential but some is obviously good.

Ideally the crew will be relaxed, friendly, tolerant, relatively clean and organised. Each crew member will cook, clean and stand watch.

Oflo has the following safety equipment. A skipper that puts safety at the top of his agenda, EPIRB, Life raft, sat phone, AIS, sea anchor and a drogue.

I prefer that you are between 20 and a 50 but I will make an exception for the right person. I donít mind if you smoke as long as itís not on the boat.

The cruising plan looks a little like this

Vanuatu, Solomon Islands ,Papua New Guinea, Indonesia (Kupang to Bali with lots of stops)
I run a pretty democratic boat and Iím happy to spend longer in certain places and can change the destinations slightly if thatís what makes everyone happy.

Contributing to boat & voyage costs will be 25 us dollars a day which includes all food and drink on board (not wine n beer!) this also covers all admin costs and running maintenance. For your buck you get a cabin, an experienced skipper who has made this passage before and a great adventure.

You will need travel insurance.
Your passport needs to have at least 12 months validity.
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