Mile Builders

Mile Building through Ocean Star Sailing Academy

The requirements for successful employment on Superyachts is increasing year on year as more people are available for employment in this highly competitive market. What differentiates one person over the other apart from the psychometric attributes of the individual is the depth and breadth of the CV at a certification level.

The RYA has acknowledged that as an appropriate qualification students should have a RYA Yacht Master Offshore certification which requires the student to have a minimum of 2500 NM. The majority of students wishing to complete their YM Offshore do not have the required miles and need to build these by doing a passage that includes miles as skipper.

Mile Builder We have managed to arrange the use of ‘Ikra’ a Presles 72. The plan is to sail to St Helena and return to Cape Town passing Tristan da Cunha in the Southern Atlantic.

Option 1

Cape Town to St Helena via either Luderitz or Walvis Bay and back to Cape Town: Approximately 4384 NM.

Cape Town to Luderitz 484 to St Helena 1330 – Total 1814 NM

Cape town to Walvis Bay 730 to St Helena 1219 – Total 1949 NM St Helena to Cape Town via Tristan da Cunha 2570 NM

Time: Approximately 6 weeks Pax: Skipper,

Cape Town to St Helena via either Luderitz or Walvis Bay and back to Cape Town: Approximately 4384 NM.

Cape Town to Luderitz 484 to St Helena 1330 – Total 1814 NM

Cape town to Walvis Bay 730 to St Helena 1219 – Total 1949 NM

St Helena to Cape Town via Tristan da Cunha 2570 NM

Time: Approximately 6 weeks

Pax: Skipper, Mate and 10 Students

Cost: R60 000.00 per student round trip

In an attempt to accommodate students who only wish to reach a coastal level or those that have already accumulated miles and purely require a top up to become eligible for yacht master offshore and ocean we have included alternatives.

Option 2

Cape Town to Luderitz 484 miles

Time: Approximately 4 days

Cost: R15 000.00 per student

Option 3

Cape Town to Walvis Bay 710 miles

Time: Approximately 6 days

Cost: R25 000.00 per student round trip

Option 4

Walvis Bay to St Helena back to Cape Town 3789 miles

Time: Approximately 30 days

Cost: R50 000.00 per student round trip

Vessel: Ikra

Builder: Biot Naval architect

Type: Presles 72

Year : 1980

COMMENTS: IKRA II is an extremely nice true owner’s yacht with an excellent pedigree. Her name has become famous through participating in such events as Les Voiles de Saint Tropez and the Antigua Race Week. A very seaworthy and strong sailing yacht, IKRA II is more than capable of averaging very good performances and long ocean crossings.

Classification: hull : Aluminium deck : Teak Colour hull : White deck : Teak Cabins : 4 Double Guest Cabins, 1 Skipper’s Cabin and 1 double crew cabin in forepeak Length overall : 21,95 m Length waterline 16,76 m Maximum beam 5,18 m Draft : 3,05 m Displacement: 45.55 tonnes Keel : Encapsulated Lead Spars : Aluminium Standing rigging : Spectra Running rigging : Stainless steel Sails : Yankee, Staysail, Main, Mizzen, Spinnaker, Asymmetrical Storm Jib, Mizzen Staysail Windlass : Lowfrans Titan Engine : IVECO A10FA (2004) Performances : 8 knots Consumption : 8/litres/hr at cruising revs (1800rpm) Range : +/- 1000 n/miles Generator Northern Lights 7kw L2200 50hz Batteries 50amp (Gen Start) 2x50amp (12v) in series 24v Engine start Fuel : 950 litres (2 x 475 litre tanks) Water : 750 litres (1 x 450 litres & 1x 300 litres Boiler : 80 litres with either engine heat or electric heat. Water maker : Seafresh 2200 50 – 70 litres /hour Refrigerator : Danfoss 24v aircooled & Grunnert ¾ hp 24v Deep freezer : Grunnert 1hp 24v water cooled Air-conditioning : N/A Heater : N/A Electronic instruments : Raymarine sounder : Raymarine self steering : Raymarine 53 with 2 controllers AIS Classe A : Monitoring only computer : Marconi Imarsat C SSV radio : SSV – ICOMK – M710 SSB Transceiver VHF radio : Raymarine relaid to Cockpit meteo : Seatty on PC connected to raymarine SSB GPS : E80 plus Raythorn RN 300 chart plotter : Raymarine E 80 + PC Epirb : ACR Electronics 400Mhz Expires 07/09 intercom : N/A stereo : 2 Pioneer Radios with external speakers in cockpit and main saloon TV systems : 15’’ Monitor connected to PC

DECK AND COCKPIT Up to 10 guests can dine in the guest cockpit. The flat decks provides ample space for sunbathing and there are 6 matching sunbathing cushions. There is a side boarding ladder, as well as a passerelle.

There is also both salt and fresh water showers on deck. There are 2 electric primary Lewmar winches, two further Harken electric winches for the furling genoa and staysail. Also used for running back stays. A further Harken electric winch is at the mast to assist with raising the halyards.

ACCOMMODATION: Five guest Cabin with 2 bunk berths each. The Starboard top bunk converts into a wide single berth. The 2 forward and the midships cabins have their own heads. The starboard rear cabin shares a heads with the skipper. The forpeek can sleep two person if required and share the port heads with the cabin on that side. The skipper has a private cabin aft that incorporates the chart table and navigation equipment and has direct access to the aft cockpit.

CHART TABLE There is a good sized chart table able to take half an admiralty chart. From the chart table the Skipper can monitor all the yachts major systems.

SALOON The saloon has a dining table able to take 10 guests comfortably. There is a fridge and freezer as well as huge amount of storage space.

CABINS See Accommodation above SHOWER ROOM/HEAD All heads have saniflow electric toilets, which can be connected to the black take or pumped straight out to sea. The main battery bank are stored under the cabin sole.

DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT The galley has a 4 burner gas stove with oven and grill. There is a microwave, bread maker and full set of crockery and cutlery for 10 guests and two crew.