Mr Percival Passage Plan - MELBOURNE TO BALI - 1 JULY - 15 AUGUST 2016

Passage Plan - Melbourne to Trinidad : July 2016 - Dec 2016.

Stage 1 - Melbourne to Bali.

Contents Page

  1. Passage Plan Overview
  2. Weather and expected conditions
  3. Communication
  4. Radio Position Reporting
  5. Shore Contact
  6. Crew Details
  7. On Boarding the boat
  8. Boat safety Briefing
  9. Watch keeping arrangements

  1. Detailed navigation Information
  1. Leg 1 - Melbourne to Sydney
  2. Leg 2 - Sydney to Brisbane
  3. Leg 3 - Brisbane to Townsville
  4. Leg 4 - Townsville to Darwin
  5. Leg 5 - Darwin to Bali

  1. Personal Gear
  2. Offshore Pre Sail Check lists
  3. Technical Details of ‘Mr Percival’
  4. Preparation for Imminent Bad Weather
  5. Tide Tables
  6. Mr Percival Stowage Chart.

Passage Plan Overview

Cruising trip from Melbourne to Bali- approx 4200 nm, Via the east coast of Australia including Major capital cities Sydney, Brisbane, and a number of smaller ports such as Eden, Jervis Bay, Pitwater, Hamilton Island etc.

Total trip time from Melbourne to Bali -

STAGE 1 - Depart Melbourne 1 July,  Arrive Bali August 15 2016

MELBOURNE TO BALI

Journey Leg

Distance (Nm)

speed (kts)

hours

travel days (24/7)

rest day ratio 1:X

rest days

total number of days

Months

Melbourne to sydney

560

6

93.33

3.9

2

1.94

5.83

0.19

Sydney to Brisbane

480

6

80.00

3.3

2

1.67

5.00

0.17

Brisbane to Townsville

700

6

116.67

4.9

2

2.43

7.29

0.24

Townsville to Darwin

1500

6

250.00

10.4

2

5.21

15.63

0.52

Darwin to Bali

960

6

160.00

6.7

2

3.33

10.00

0.33

4200

6

700.00

29.2

2

14.58

43.75

1.46

more details in “Detailed Navigation Information”


Weather and Expected Conditions.

To be determined closer to the time.

Resources - primarily the BOM (Bureau of Meterology) - http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/viewer/index.shtml 

7 day forecast weather files to be downloaded as grib files via internet  prior to leaving NZ.

See example below of wind and pressure charts - this will be updated into this doc over several pages to include all pertinent information (pressure, wind, waves etc) just prior to leaving, and distributed to all crew and emergency contacts.


Communication

Primary form of communication between ship and shore (whilst near shore), will be each individual's mobile phone numbers, and internet access.

It will be the crew member's responsibility to inform emergency contacts of revised departure and arrival times pending weather conditions etc.

VHF and HF radio will be used to make contact with Shore based coast guard and Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR)

VHF Ch 67 for marine radio weather forecasts (often alerted on Ch 16 prior to switching)

HF radio will primarily be used for “listening” to weather forecasts, and emergency calls.

As Mr Percival sends out an AIS signal, it will be possible to track the movements of the yacht online via Marinetraffic.com

Radio Position Reporting

Contact will be made on departing Melbourne with the local Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR) base. Then to be maintained by each watch as determined by the VMR base in collaboration with the skipper. All radio contacts shall be entered into the ship's log.

As Mr Percival sends out an AIS signal, it will be possible to track the movements of the yacht online via Marinetraffic.com

Shore Contact Details

All crew members to provide a shore based emergency contact number and email details of a next of kin or close friend. This will be recorded and distributed to all shore based contacts via email. It is essential in the case of emergency, that a “chain reaction” of all shore based emergency personnel contact each other on the list.

This will be up to the individual crew to ensure the lists are distributed.


Crew

Stage 1 Crew members (Melb-Sydney)  James Craig, Kate Craig, Eliza Craig, Hamish Craig, x,x,x,x

Stage 2 Crew members (Sydney to Brisbane) James Craig, Hamish Craig, x, x, x, x, x, x

Crew Member

Mobile Phone #

Email

Emergency Cont.

James Craig

0449 900 842

jamescraigdesigns@gmail.com

Warren : 98221725

0487 425 441

0490 052 785

Kate Craig

0414 324 541

katecraig_7@hotmail.com

Becky and Dom Bonser :

0478 746 298

Hamish Craig

0449 900 842

Becky and Dom Bonser :

0478 746 298

Eliza Craig

0447 226 438

lizzylou.craig@gmail.com

Becky and Dom Bonser :

0478 746 298

Warren Craig

x

x

x

On Boarding the Boat

Please inform me for the following points

Boat Safety Briefing

The safety of the crew and boat are paramount and above all other considerations.

There will be a safety briefing on the day prior to departure, plus immediately prior to leaving any dock.

On board emergencies will be discussed and an action plan will be proposed for such incidents

A man overboard drill is to be carried out before the end of the first day of sailing with any new crew members.

Key safety guidelines are as follows

  1. One hand for yourself, one hand for the boat (ie when moving about, you should always be hanging to the boat!)
  2. Life-jackets (numbered) are to be allocated and fitted to each crew member for the duration of their trip
  3. Fire on Board. Location of fire blankets and Extinguishers and their use in operation.
  4. How to furl sails (both hydraulically and manually) - or to drop sails via halyards incase of further complications.
  5. Radio. How to turn on, tune to channel 16, broadcast distress call.
  6. MOB (Man Over Board) buttons (found on various gps devices both at helm and on chartplotter)
  7. MOB procedures and use of lifesaving equipment.
  8. Use of water system and head (toilets)

All crew should be aware of the location and operation of the following safety items as well as their own kit.

(See the full Pre-Safety Briefing Checklist in attachment 3.


Watch Keeping Arrangements

Watch keeping times can vary to suit everyone and don't necessarily have to be strictly adhered to.

On the voyage from Melbourne to Hobart  with 3-4 Adults  on board + kids, the day watch will consist of at least one person being on deck, and on watch for 3 hours between 0600h and 2000h.

Night watches will be of 3 hours between 2000hr to 0600h the following morning. The following is a “loose example”, times are flexible to suit everyones state at the time. (There won't be too many night watches in a row)

time

Crew 1

Crew 2

Crew 3

Crew 4

0000h

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0100h

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0200h

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0300h

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0400h

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0500h

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0600h

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0700h

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0800h

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0900h

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1000h

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1100h

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1200h

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1300h

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1400h

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1500h

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1600h

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1700h

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1800h

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1900h

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2000h

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2100h

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2200h

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2300h

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Watch keepers Duty

The two crew on watch at night and those managing the boat during the day have the following responsibilities:

During Daylight hours

A flexible arrangement is acceptable for people on watch during the day. It is a case of dividing the 14 hours between 0600-2000h evenly between all 4 crew. This may be a rotation of 1 hour on helm, and 3 hours off etc. The rest of the crew will be on call if needed, but typically the crew is on deck anyway.

The Autohelm will be primarily used for 95% of the passage anyway - if the weather is fair. - but does not absolve the crew on watch from their “watch responsibilities”

 


Detailed Navigation information.

Charts required - TO BE REVISED

Australia: Aus143, 150, 158, 801, 802, 148, 800, 179, 767, 766,797, 174, 171, 173,798, 799,790,789, 788, 141  

(if anyone already has these charts - please let me know if I can either borrow them or purchase them if you are no longer using them)

STAGE 1 - MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY

LEG 1

Melbourne to Refuge Cove

Distance 40.nm

Trip Time (@7 kts): 6hr

Depart                        :

ARRIVAL ETA         :

Tides @ Sorrento        :

Tidal stream at Sorrento :

NOTES :

LEG 2

Refuge Cove to Eden

Distance 111.nm

Trip Time (@7 kts)        : 16hr

Depart                 : Friday 25 March

ARRIVAL ETA         : Saturday 26th March

NOTES :

LEG X

XXX to XXX

Distance 111.nm

Trip Time (@7 kts)        : 16hr

Depart                 : Friday 25 March

ARRIVAL ETA         : Saturday 26th March

NOTES :

LEG X

XXX to XXX

Distance 111.nm

Trip Time (@7 kts)        : 16hr

Depart                 : Friday 25 March

ARRIVAL ETA         : Saturday 26th March

NOTES :

LEG X

XXX to XXX

Distance 111.nm

Trip Time (@7 kts)        : 16hr

Depart                 : Friday 25 March

ARRIVAL ETA         : Saturday 26th March

NOTES :

LEG X

XXX to XXX

Distance 111.nm

Trip Time (@7 kts)        : 16hr

Depart                 : Friday 25 March

ARRIVAL ETA         : Saturday 26th March

NOTES :

LEG X

XXX to XXX

Distance 111.nm

Trip Time (@7 kts)        : 16hr

Depart                 : Friday 25 March

ARRIVAL ETA         : Saturday 26th March

NOTES :

LEG X

XXX to XXX

Distance 111.nm

Trip Time (@7 kts)        : 16hr

Depart                 : Friday 25 March

ARRIVAL ETA         : Saturday 26th March

NOTES :

TOTAL TRIP DISTANCE FROM MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY 540 Nm


ATTACHMENT 1 : Personal Gear

You may modify this list if you wish

SAILING BAG

CLOTHING

  • Wet weather - Jacket, bib and brace, pants
  • light jacket
  • sailing shoes
  • boots and spare
  • gloves
  • hat, plus cord to hold it on
  • sunscreen
  • towel
  • tools/spanner - survival knife
  • phone charger
  • spare glasses
  • blanket
  • pillow case
  • sleeping bag
  • Underwear, long johns, thermals etc
  • socks
  • swimsuit, towel
  • shirts
  • shorts
  • shower shoes
  • walking boots
  • jumpers
  • hat, beanie
  • gloves
  • fleece
  • jacket
  • belt
  • reading matter
  • computer, cables, phone

EXTRA ITEMS

  • seaman's knife
  • strobe light
  • small waterproof torch (head lamp is handy)
  • sun screen lotion
  • sun burn lotion
  • sea sickness medication
  • wet weather gear
  • games and entertainment

Life Jackets, harnesses and tethers will be provided as well as the normal yacht safety gear

Clothing

You will need enough clothes for the estimated period of the journey. The weather can be variable, and is always quite a bit cooler on the water. To be on the safe side, I suggest packing a fleece, warm jacket, 2 woollen jumpers, 2 pairs of jeans (or pants) and tracky dacks just in case. If you have sailing wet weather gear and wind cheaters, a hat or cap for protection from the sun, a beanie for warmth at night. Gloves are good for helming at night.

Stowage (Storage)

All your gear needs to be kept neatly in your cabin and I ask each of you to take a personal responsibility for the maintenance and cleanliness of your living quarters. A handy hint is to make sure when you go to your bag for an item, always zip it closed. The alternative leads to the contents being strewn around the cabin, getting wet in rough weather and or trodden on.

Attachment 2 : Offshore Pre Sail Checklists

#1 : Safety Gear                        

SAFETY GEAR

CHECKED Y/N

  • life raft correctly stowed, painter secured to the boat
  • life jacket, harness and strops issued
  • first aid kit and manual
  • V sheet
  • epirb tested and secure
  • fog horn
  • flares in date and in waterproof container
  • sea drogue lifebuoys secured and MOB light operational
  • emergency steering - locate, fit and check operation
  • bosuns chair
  • boat hook.

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LIGHTS

  • Dolphin torches and spare batteries available
  • spotlight tested
  • emergency battery operated navigation lights tested
  • cabin light tested (include chart table light)
  • test anchor light (needs to be done from a distance away from boat)
  • test steaming light, bow and stern lights

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FIRE FIGHTING

  • fire extinguishers located
  • fire blanket located

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GRAB BAG

  • location
  • personal medications
  • binoculars
  • mobile phones
  • signalling mirror
  • hand torch
  • spare batteries
  • seaman's knife.

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#2 : Cabin And Topsides

GALLEY

CHECKED Y/N

  • Food checked against list and stowed
  • Ice box storage
  • Adequate gas in bottles (x2)
  • soap test gas fittings at bottles
  • Gas solenoid  switch working at control centre and next to stove
  • Stove working - all burners
  • grill/oven working
  • detergent, washing up scrubber and sponges
  • tea towels
  • garbage bags
  • paper towels
  • cutlery, crockery, tin opener
  • Cooking utensils (large knife, spoons, drainer etc)
  • Pots, pans
  • Toaster
  • kettle
  • water tanks full, pumps primed and flowing through taps

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HEADS

CHECKED Y/N

  • forward starboard head
  • head operable
  • master valve switched to hold tank or overboard?
  • toilet paper
  • soap
  • sea water seacocks open
  • hot/cold water working (basin taps and shower)
  • basin and floor waste draining to sump?
  • pump in sump working?

  • Aft Port Head
  • Head operable
  • master valve switched to hold tank or overboard?
  • toilet paper
  • soap / shampoo
  • Hot / cold water working (basin taps and shower)

  • Master stateroom Head
  • Head operable
  • master valve switched to hold tank or overboard?
  • toilet paper
  • soap/shampoo
  • hot / cold water working (basin taps and shower)

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CABIN SECURITY

CHECKED Y/N

  • All cupboard doors and drawers operate and have latches to prevent opening in the event of heavy heeling. (or inversion)
  • all hatches to be confirmed to be shut when making way.
  • all items in kitchen stowed and put away
  • all items in salon put away and secured.
  • all items at navigation table put away and secured

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PERSONAL GEAR

  • Personal clothing and gear securely stowed
  • Sleeping bags or bedding packed up or secured
  • wet weather gear dry and put away
  • personal safety gear ready to deploy
  • personal life jacket, harness and tethers whilst on board ready to wear.

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TOP SIDES

Foredeck

  • anchors (x 2) secured to bow
  • anchor chain free and ready to deploy
  • windless (turn on hydraulics) working both directions
  • anchor snubber should be stored in rear lazarette
  • fresh water tap operable
  • salt water tap operable
  • headsail secured
  • check headsail furler operation and for hydraulic leaks and connections etc
  • Test furling operation with manual winch - both directions -
  • staysail secured and checked
  • check staysail furler operation and for hydraulic leaks and connections etc
  • test furling operation with manual winch - both directions
  • check safety rails are tight and secured
  • Check forward deck hatch to V berth is secured and has extra lid in place
  • check tension of baby stay
  • check 2 deck hatches adjacent life life
  • Check Liferaft is free for release (ie nothing hold seat down)
  • Check liferaft is securely tied to vessel
  • check liferaft auto release mechanism

Midships

  • spinnaker pole secured
  • spinnaker pole ready for deployment
  • all halyards ready for deployment (not tangled) and secured in their bags or to mast.
  • base of mast - check waterproof collar
  • check operation of all winches on mast
  • check all rope clutches are tight and secured
  • check furling operation of mainsail in mast
  • check manual furling operation of main sail at base of boom
  • check boom vang for operation and leaks and fittings
  • check all pulleys for sheets and halyards
  • Check additional hatches on mid deck (above kitchen)
  • check main hatch (above stairway)

AFT DECK

  • secure winch covers
  • check operation of all winches
  • check traveller (on rooftop) moves from one side to the other.
  • secure rear seat cover
  • salt water tap
  • fresh water tap
  • test all foot operated switches for winch operation
  • test all foot and overhead switches for foresail furling
  • rear spot lights
  • master stateroom hatch secured
  • life ring, life ring drogue, light (starboard side)
  • dan buoy
  • safety line to rear steps secured
  • swimming ladder secured
  • flag pole and flag secured
  • spare outboard engine secured
  • safety retrieval line secured (port side)
  • rear lazarette - (on steps) locked.

 

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DINGHY

  • any loose items to be removed from inside
  • fuel cans secured down
  • key NOT in ignition
  • drainage plug removed for drainage
  • dinghy fully lifted on both sides
  • dinghy secured to prevent swinging
  • fully inflated

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SAILS

CHECKED Y/N

  • Headsail - unfurl to check general condition (minimal wind)
  • attachment at tack
  • sheets properly tied at clew
  • Staysail - unfurl to check general condition (minimal wind)
  • attachment at tack
  • sheets properly secured at clew
  • mainsail - unfurl to check general condition (minimal wind or check wind direction)
  • check all attachments to sheets - outhaul, mainsheet, topping lift etc
  • trysail (down below) to be rigged to ensure operation (V berth locker)
  • (staysail acts as storm jib)

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# 3:NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT

NAVIGATION GEAR

CHECKED Y/N

  • charts adequate for sailing range
  • tide tables, collision regulations
  • sailing directions for areas to be sailed in
  • hand bearing compass
  • pencils, erasers, dividers, portland course plotter
  • binoculars

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ELECTRONIC NAVIGATION GEAR

CHECKED Y/N

  • chart plotter at nav station
  • electric autohelm at nav station
  • radar 1
  • radar 2
  • MF/HF radio at nav station
  • VHF radio at nav station (test call)

            Helm Station

  • chartplotter
  • simrad chart plotter
  • autopilot
  • depth sounder
  • compass
  • gps, waas
  • wind and log instruments (all sailing instruments)
  • VHF radio (test call)
  • loud hailer

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ENGINE

CHECKED Y/N

  • fuel levels
  • engine oil
  • spare engine oil (lazarette)
  • fuel filter clear of water
  • cooling water strainer checked
  • engine coolant has water, antifreeze and inhibitor in it
  • alternator belt tension
  • check engine alarms
  • check for signs of fuel and oil leaks

  • GENERATOR # 1
  • check starting battery (make sure battery select switch is in right position)
  • (shares same fuel supply as main engine)
  • oil
  • fuel filter clear of water
  • sea strainer
  • coolant
  • alternator belt
  • check engine alarms
  • check for signs of fuel and oil leaks

  • GENERATOR # 2
  • check starting battery (make sure battery select switch is in right position)
  • (shares same fuel supply as main engine)
  • oil
  • fuel filter clear of water
  • sea strainer
  • coolant
  • alternator belt
  • check engine alarms
  • check for signs of fuel and oil leaks

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BATTERIES

CHECKED Y/N

  • battery charge status
  • all batteries fastened down

TOOL KITS

  • tool kit on board and secured


ATTACHMENT 3 : Pre Sail Safety Briefing

FIRE

FLOOD

EMERGENCY

LIFEJACKETS

MOB - (Man Overboard)

SAFETY BRIEFING SECONDARY

READY FOR SEA


ATTACHMENT 4: Technical Details of Mr Percival

Mr Percival Layout_1.jpg

Mr Percival Layout 2_2.jpg


Mr Percival DECK LAYOUT_3.jpg

ATTACHMENT 5:

Preparation for Imminent Bad Weather

On Deck:

Below Deck:


ATTACHMENT 6: WEATHER - Seven Day Forecast

The following weather information maps have been imported from BOM. They represent wind, pressure and waves. They are taken at midday of each day. To be updated just prior to trip.

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