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    Circumnavigation & Ocean Passagemaking - (Astra's Voyage Around the Southern Oceans)

    £50.00
    A rare insight into the preparations for and completion of ASTRA’s unique circumnavigation via all of the Capes in the Southern Hemisphere in 2022.
    ISBN: 9781914993008
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    Published: May 2023

    Meticulous. That is the word that is most often used to describe the years of preparation for this unique circumnavigation on a 24m motorboat.

    ASTRA was not any ordinary motorboat, yet she still required substantial work to prepare her for the trip while considering every aspect of redundancy that might be needed to take on the Southern Oceans. Every risk was considered from every aspect and each potential eventuality was considered and properly planned for. While the voyage had its challenges, generally most were anticipated. However, those that needed quick thinking or a bit of creative thinking probably created some of the best learning experiences.

    Anyone serious about crossing an ocean or long-distance passage-making, or interested in the adventures that are possible on a well-equipped motor or explorer boat, will appreciate this fully documented journey from initial idea to completion.

    Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Preface
    Introduction
    Voyage Statistics


    Part One – Finding, Refitting and Preparing the Boat for a Circumnavigation
    1 Why a Circumnavigation
    2 The Prototype Boat
    3 The Spec for an Ocean Capable 24 m Motorboat
    4 Finding the Right Boat
    5 The Refit Spec
    6 Managing the Repair Periods
    7 Navigational Bridge
    8 Machinery
    9 North Atlantic Sea Trials
    10 Fuel Storage, Monitoring and Endurance
    11 Managing Stores and Provisions
    12 Spare Parts Carried
    13 Seaworthiness and Ship Stability
    14 Risk Assessment and Insurance
    15 Redundancy of Key Systems and Backup
    16 Shore-Based Support Network
    17 Crew (Selection, Rota and Routine)
    18 Final Preparations for Departure
    19 Farewell Party and Departure Day
    20 Initial Route Selection
    21 Port Papers
    22 Tips and Practices
    23 What Did We Really Get Right?
    24 Hindsight

    Part Two – The Circumnavigation
    RTW 001 Lanzarote to Saint Helena
    RTW 002 Saint Helena to Montevideo
    RTW 003 Montevideo to Ushuaia
    RTW 004 Ushuaia to Valparaiso
    RTW 005 Valparaiso to Tahiti

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    Published: May 2023

    Meticulous. That is the word that is most often used to describe the years of preparation for this unique circumnavigation on a 24m motorboat.

    ASTRA was not any ordinary motorboat, yet she still required substantial work to prepare her for the trip while considering every aspect of redundancy that might be needed to take on the Southern Oceans. Every risk was considered from every aspect and each potential eventuality was considered and properly planned for. While the voyage had its challenges, generally most were anticipated. However, those that needed quick thinking or a bit of creative thinking probably created some of the best learning experiences.

    Anyone serious about crossing an ocean or long-distance passage-making, or interested in the adventures that are possible on a well-equipped motor or explorer boat, will appreciate this fully documented journey from initial idea to completion.

    Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Preface
    Introduction
    Voyage Statistics


    Part One – Finding, Refitting and Preparing the Boat for a Circumnavigation
    1 Why a Circumnavigation
    2 The Prototype Boat
    3 The Spec for an Ocean Capable 24 m Motorboat
    4 Finding the Right Boat
    5 The Refit Spec
    6 Managing the Repair Periods
    7 Navigational Bridge
    8 Machinery
    9 North Atlantic Sea Trials
    10 Fuel Storage, Monitoring and Endurance
    11 Managing Stores and Provisions
    12 Spare Parts Carried
    13 Seaworthiness and Ship Stability
    14 Risk Assessment and Insurance
    15 Redundancy of Key Systems and Backup
    16 Shore-Based Support Network
    17 Crew (Selection, Rota and Routine)
    18 Final Preparations for Departure
    19 Farewell Party and Departure Day
    20 Initial Route Selection
    21 Port Papers
    22 Tips and Practices
    23 What Did We Really Get Right?
    24 Hindsight

    Part Two – The Circumnavigation
    RTW 001 Lanzarote to Saint Helena
    RTW 002 Saint Helena to Montevideo
    RTW 003 Montevideo to Ushuaia
    RTW 004 Ushuaia to Valparaiso
    RTW 005 Valparaiso to Tahiti

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