Re: Cruise to Chile
William H. Sills (email@example.com)
Wed, 27 Aug 1997 14:54:16 -0500
Jim Thrall wrote:
> As farfetched as it would sound, a cruise to Chile for world Jamboree is
> possible. The only real problem is finding vessels that could make the
> voyage with sufficient inspections for the vessels, licenses for the
> officers, a guarantee of a full crew, and the burden of expense for the
> voyage and return trip. Currently, I know of only a half dozen or so
> vessels capable of making the trip that are in the program on the West
> Coast. SSC Morris (125') should be ready for that voyage and she can
> hold 40+. SSS Vanguard (95') currently holds 21 comfortably and can
> hold more. Her cruising range is 1500 miles. She cruises at about 10
> Do you have any idea how far it is to World Jambo, tracing the coasts of
> Central and South America, how long the trip would take, how much fuel
> would cost at 1.00/gal & 2g/mi, how much food would cost for the trip?
> One of the reasons I am responding to this is that I have thought about
> a "national" long cruise where Sea Scouts from all over flew in and out
> to a ship doing a similar super cruise.
> Last summer, the TS Golden Bear from California Maritime made the
> passage via Easter Island. I should be able to ask their Captain
> information about the passage.
> Rough Dividers-on-a-world-map estimates tell me it would be 4500 miles,
> 10,000 gallons of fuel, 450 cruising hours, (19 days straight w/no
> stops,) with 9 days of stops along the way that is a four-week cruise
> EACH WAY. Iam sure we would have to do a cruise down-fly back and vice
> versa type of trip. I could probably make the entire passage, but
> finding qualified, willing adults who can take that kind of time will be
> difficult. Think about it. It can happen. Is there a will?
> Jim Thrall, Skipper SSS Vanguard
> Kings Point '92.5
> Licensed and Certifiable :-)
Dear Jim & The Net:
There is quite a bit of interest on the part of many of the
Skippers and crews of the Central Flotilla in a Sea Scout Cruise to
Chile. National Fleet Committee Member and Southern Flotilla Vice
Commodore Jimmie Homburg and I welcomed the Polish Sea Scouts to the USA
a few years ago. They sailed the Zawisca Czarny all the way here.
However, the crew was not all aboard for the entire trip. The kids
traded off and were only on for limited segments. More kids were able to
participate and the leaders burden wasn't too onerous!
Three of my Sinnissippi Squadron leaders, two of my SSS Hathor (1)
Sea Scouts and I hold USCG documents. One of my mates is a limited
tonnage master, I have an Ocean Masters License and an AB Special
Document. Many, many Sea Scout leaders hold a license as Master with
various tonnages and waters. I believe that we could find enough to
help. Further, since everyone would be a member of the crew, there'd be
less USCG paperwork.
There's very little likelihood of my doing much organizing
because I really can't handle everything I'm trying to do now.
Hopefully, you'd be able to start the process.