50% DEPOSIT ... Bluewater Lifestyle, May 7-15, 2020

50% DEPOSIT ... Bluewater Lifestyle, May 7-15, 2020


Bluewater Lifestyle Expedition, Try It … 8-Days … May 7-15, 2020

50% DEPOSIT PAYMENT = $2,171.74 (Including Hawaii Tax)

BALANCE DUE of $2,171.74 … March 8, 2020

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BEGIN: Time and Date: 1100hrs; May 7, 2020

END: Time and Date: 1100hrs; May 15, 2020

Departure and Return: Honokohau Harbor, Big Island, Hawaii; (KOA Airport Code)

Included: Expert-level coaching & sail-training by Paul Exner, guided during an immersed bluewater and coastal experience aboard the SV Solstice in Hawaiian waters. All safety equipment, including Spinlock D5 Deckvest and tether for personal use. Breakfast, lunch, dinner aboard Solstice. Purchases ashore made at client’s expense. NOTE: Only yourself, Paul, and one other sailor will be aboard Solstice.

Objective: Immerse yourself at sea while operating an ocean-going sailing vessel to make landfalls while sailing an inter-island Hawaiian itinerary, that also includes channel crossings such as the Alenuihaha where serious offshore- conditions (wind, wave, current) could be faced. All passages (including over-night) will be sailed so team-members can take responsibility for leading and keeping-watch aboard a vessel continually underway. Seamanship topics (as outlined in the Modern Geographic Sailing Curriculum) to be practiced frequently: anchoring (including landfall at night), hand-derived traditional navigation PLUS electronic chart plotting, route planning; mechanics of meteorology and weather forecasting (analysis of Surface and 500mb Reports by Ocean Prediction Center and National Hurricane Center); hand-steering by tiller and use of servo-pendulum wind-vane autopilot; piloting techniques; log entries; sail trim; sail-plan optimization; bosun & marlinespike practice; person-overboard recovery; emergency station bills; and more. You’ll learn how to use seamanship as a management system for making decisions at sea given the “real world” situations we will encounter ... We aim for “full days” of sailing plus passages, reinforced by one-on-one coaching and theoretical discussion, and sailed via hands-on practice. Daily activities summarized via de-brief in log-book and everyone will participate in planning the itinerary’s route in conjunction with a detailed analysis of the weather. The ultimate goal for the expedition is for each team-member to greatly advance their skills and attain captain-level competency for vessels bound for offshore and coastal waters.

Sailing Expedition with Paul Exner (8-Days) … $4,170

Hawaii General Excise Tax at 4.16% … $173.48

TOTAL … $4,343.48

50% DEPOSIT = $2,171.74 (DUE to BOOK the EXPEDITION)

BALANCE DUE: 60-Days before Begin Date … 8 March, 2020