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Day Skipper Passage Planning

Boat Is the boat suitable for the passage Crew Plan passages within competence of the crew Plan for possibility of bad weather. Be aware of any time constraints. Weather Build up picture in advance. Forecasts. Wind strength and direction. Sea state. Update en route. Route Charts re uired and changeover points !rac"s# $istances# times# ha%ards# depths & update en route. Clearing lines. Separation schemes. Waypoints & entered and chec"ed Ports of refuge. 'ight list Tides When are they favourable. Where and when are the gates. 'imits on entry and e(its to ports. )rrival times. Pilotage Port of departure Port of arrival Important mar"s and lights Constraints en route *+F Channels Food requirements Pre,prepared meals $rin"s and snac"s Watches )wareness of fatigue -e uirement for watches. Watch "eeping duties. Safety Crew briefing & safety and passage plan For the boat & Flares# Fire e(tinguishers in date. .ngine chec"ed# spares# oil# fuel# batteries Supplies Food and Water Fuel /inc outboard0 1as Spare batteries ealth Crew , "nown conditions eg diabetes. Ships !og 'egal document which will be used after any incident. Standing orders. Update log and position at least hourly. Chec" positions independently. Coastguard Safety Scheme C1 22 !o help the coastguard# 3oin the yacht and boat safety scheme C1 22. Crew "riefing see detailed list "elow For the crew & Clothing# First )id# life3ac"ets# harnesses# liferaft# Standing orders *+F & Ch 42# 5ayday Personal safety Seasic"ness & )wareness# medication# treatment 56B .ngine start 7 stop Fire Flares 1as +eads Seacoc"s

S#P $ % CR&W BR'&F !he following notes are provided for the briefing of crew8
Safety -adio .ngine First )id :avigation 'ights :avigating Fire fighting e uipment 1as coo"er Bilge pumps Seacoc"s +eads 5oving about +atch discipline 'ife3ac"ets 7 +arnesses Coo"ing Friction burns7crush in3uries .PI-BS Flares Searchlight 'oo"outs at Sea ;nives 5an 6verboard procedure 6scar 7 'ifesling )bandon Ship (eneral Smo"ing 6ils"ins !idiness and +ygiene .nsign and Burgee :oise

Procedures and operation in emergency 7 5)9$)9 Procedures for start and stop 'ocation of "it Use and battery conservation 5ethod of navigating to a suitable port or refuge 'ocation and operation Switch on7off routine and gas alarms 'ocation and routine# gas build up 'ocation and operation Correct operation. :B dry position at sea Boom and rope awareness Fore hatches and windows to be shut at sea 'ife3ac"ets and +arnesses policy Bums and scalds prevention# wear oils"ins. Correct handling procedures 'ocation and use 'ocation and use 'ocation /$ay0 and -eady Use Stowages :eed# reports 9achts "nife# personal "nives +eave to# engine# sails# practise asap 'ocation and use 'iferaft brief

:ot below nor when handling sails. $onning and wet areas Consideration for others# feeding# personal gear Burgee port signal halyard )longside other yachts# crew asleep# fog )s" crew members privately to inform s"ipper of any conditions re uiring continuing medication. )dvise of ris"s to safety. +a%ards and symptoms Prevention and recognition

)edical
)lcohol Sunburn and .(posure Seasic"ness Deck +ead sail 5ast 5ainsail Winches <ac"stay# secure points Safety . uipment -opes and Fenders

Bending on# sheet leads# changing +alyards# topping lifts etc -eefing arrangements# clew outhaul 6peration# safety# security of handles For clipping on 'ife rafts# $an buoys and lights# heaving lines +ow to tie on and store

S#!*S Regulation +, -Safety of !ife *t Sea.


!hese regulations were drawn up for 5erchant Ships but apply in principle to pleasure craft /see below0 Safe na/igation and a/oidance of dangerous situations Summary *oyage planning is re uired on all vessels which go to sea. 5aster to ensure plan is drawn up. $etails of factors to ta"e into account. 5aster=s discretion in decision ma"ing not to be compromised !he voyage plan shall identify a route which8

ta"es into account any relevant ships= routeing systems ensures sufficient sea room for the safe passage of the ship throughout the voyage anticipates all "nown navigational ha%ards and adverse weather conditions> and ta"es into account the marine environmental protection measures that apply# and avoids# as far as possible# actions and activities which could cause damage to the environment

Small /essels and pleasure craft % Regulation +, applies to all /essels0 For small vessels and pleasure craft the degree of voyage planning will be dependent upon the si%e of vessel# its crew and the length of the voyage. !he 5C) /5aritime ? Coastguard )gency0 e(pects all mariners to ma"e a careful assessment of any proposed voyage ta"ing into account all dangers to navigation# weather forecasts# tidal predictions and other relevant factors including the competence of the crew . Components of a 1oyage Plan *ppraise & all available information8 weather# tide# boat# crew# route# ha%ards en route# passage times# aids to navigation Plan & departure and arrival# constraints# critical times such as tide gates# pilotage plans# ports of refuge &2ecute & ma"e the passage according to the plan# ta"ing into account the prevailing conditions. )onitor 3 progress against the plan continuously# particularly weather forecast# tides and position