The ultimate offshore seamanship experience


There are few better ways to learn seamanship and navigation than going offshore. And the best way to go offshore is on board the new, three-masted, ship-rigged training vessel Oliver Hazard Perry. With eight private double staterooms available, you and your spouse can both come along. You can take celestial navigation and seamanship courses as a team or one spouse can study while the other just enjoys the passage.

Our first voyage will be in September 2014 from Newport to Bermuda and return. You can sign on to sail one way or for the round trip. The 196-foot steel-hulled Perry, Rhode Island’s official sail education vessel, has been constructed according to U.S. Coast Guard regulations and American Bureau of Shipping standards for stability and safety. This is a strong, safe ship for going offshore and a great platform for learning celestial navigation. Perry is well equipped for learning — with a roomy classroom space in its “Great Cabin” aft.

Join me for navigation and seamanship training on board Oliver Hazard Perry in September 2014. I will be the instructor for the navigation classes and you’ll also receive excellent training in the details of offshore seamanship from the crew. Give me a call at (207) 822-4350 ext. 211 and we can talk about how this exciting passage can further your seamanship knowledge and experience.

The ship’s great cabin, seen here still under construction, will provide a perfect classroom for Ocean Navigator’s at-sea celestial navigation course.


By Ocean Navigator