I am planning to take my boat offshore in the next year or so, I have sailed all my life but it was all costal sailing. This will be my first time offshore.
Can anyone recommend a pathway between where I am at now and being competent sailing offshore (and achieving Cat 1)
The obvious things that I will need are:
Offshore experience (I am hoping to crew on an offshore passage in the next 12 months)
Survival at sea training?
Can anyone recommend any good training courses that will teach me what I need to know and will be valid for Cat 1? I have seen the Ocean Yacht Master Course but is that overkill for what I am wanting to do? Is getting experience better then a formal qualification? Any help is greatly appreciated
Edited by Northland Wanderer, 05 April 2018 - 07:52 AM.