Fancy some time at sea on an RAN vessel?

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Fancy some time at sea on an RAN vessel?

Postby MikeJames » 14 Mar 2017 13:27

The Posh Auction, an Australian charity auction raising money for the Cancer Council, has a vast array of auction prizes available, some of which look very, very good.

https://galabid.com/auction/posh/

The one that caught my eye though was this on, spend time at sea with the RAN

The Royal Australian Navy is giving two adults the opportunity to experience all the thrills of life at sea on-board a modern warship based out of Sydney. You will be able to witness the action below decks as sailors demonstrate their damage control skills, observe the fighting capability of the ship in the Operations Room, and then take your place on the Bridge as the crew navigates the ship through the high seas.

The Navy Experience is for 2 people for a 2 day, 1 night at sea experience in the Flagship of the Royal Australian Navy (minimum age 14)
Enjoy meals onboard as you dine with the crew
Costs associated with transport to and from the embarkation to be at the winner’s expense
For your safety, sea ride is subject to your general fitness and mobility, with requirement for completion of mandatory health screening documents prior to embarkation. Be aware the ship’s steep ladders make access difficult for the mobility impaired
Subject to cancellation at short notice in the event of unforeseen operational requirements. Valid until November 2018.
*this item is tax deductible

Value: Once in a lifetime!

https://galabid.com/auction/posh/item/116603

I suspect those of us who have previous experience od this 'once of a lifetime' experience may have a slightly different perspective on damage control exercises and sleeping aboard. :)

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Re: Fancy some time at sea on an RAN vessel?

Postby RussF172 » 15 Mar 2017 12:13

I don't know. Might be nice to relive some of our lives from the past :shock:
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Re: Fancy some time at sea on an RAN vessel?

Postby rritchie71 » 15 Mar 2017 17:37

Yeah, could just imagine trying to get into a top bunk now that I am 20 years older and heavier..... :wtf:
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Re: Fancy some time at sea on an RAN vessel?

Postby mphams70 » 15 Mar 2017 20:41

No thanks. Not just yet. I'll wait till the end of the year.
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