Get Serious About Safety with Tasman Adventures & the Down Under Rally!



Check out the Down Under Deals below that will save you $$$$ & help be sure you are properly prepared for the voyage! 

Down Under Deal #1 - Safety & Sea Survival Course

Tasman Adventures have partnered with Mainstay Sailing in Queensland to bring you this 2 day Australian Sailing accredited course!

In addition to the AS syllabus, we will cover setting up your boat appropriately, kit available to support your safety at sea and how to service your lifejacket. You'll also jump in the pool with lifejackets on and run through survival techniques as well as launching a liferaft and playing with it.

Mainstay Sailing are running two courses in Queensland just for Down Under Rally participants and Jason Cummings of Tasman Adventures will be instructing the courses.

Two Day course at Southport Yacht Club, Gold Coast

Course dates:

  • 1st Course: 2nd & 3rd May

  • 2nd Course 9th & 10th May.

Places will fill up quick, for more info or to join the course click the button below:

Down Under Deal #2 - Boat Inspection

Tasman Adventures will come and have a look at your boat and the equipment you have on board.

We'll check your gear and systems against a Modified Cat 1 Inspection Checklist that the Down Under Rally and Tasman Adventures have created and make sure you have the essentials for the voyage. We will also give you some advice on how best to prepare and bring your boat and crew up to scratch before your big adventure.

Call Jason on 0410 059 070 to arrange a time and place that suits then pay below!

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About Tasman Adventures

Tasman Adventures offer individual tuition and support, reductions on a number of safety items and sailing school courses that can help you reach your adventurous goals.

You also get 10% off our services if you are participating in the Down Under Rally.

Click the button below to check out what else we offer and then call Jason on 0410 059 070 to chat about anything you think you might want help with!

About Jason Cummings

Owner of Tasman Adventures


Tasman Adventures owner Jason Cummings has been working as a sailing instructor for over 20 years although he is still just a spritely 46 years old. Jason has been cruising his own boats all that time, starting with a 26ft Vertue that he sailed round Ireland and the Uk and as far as Portugal. He then sailed his Compass 28 around Sydney and got as far as Lord Howe Island in winter in her. Jason now sails a Cape Dory 330 out of Pittwater, and has sailed her across the pacific from California and circumnavigated both islands of NZ solo.

    Jason has crossed the Atlantic twice, the pacific and the Tasman twice and has sailed upwards of 40,000 M. He has skippered the Sydney to Hobart race and skippered 4 trips to Lord Howe Island (2 as part of the Ocean Yachtmaster qualification for my crew).

    Jason holds a RYA Yachtmaster Instructor ticket with Commercial Endorsement (+STCW95), and is a Safety and Sea Survival Instructor and a RYA Diesel Engine Mechanic Instructor. In the past Jason has worked for most of the sailing companies in Sydney and a few in the UK and Scotland, but now he has his own small company specialising in courses for cruising sailors. Jason can teach the full suite of RYA Courses(Essential Navigation through Yachtmaster Offshore and Ocean and Diesel Engine Maintenance and can also deliver the Australian Sailing qualification Safety and Sea Survival (this is done with the cruising instructor in mind more so than the S2H racer although I do both). Jason is accredited for and runs courses in:

    • Safety and Sea Survival (Australian Sailing accredited)
    • RYA Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Costal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore as well as Ocean
    • Diesel Engine Maintenance (RYA)
    • General Maintenance (Winch servicing, electrics etc)
    • Radio License (accredited by the University of Tasmania)

    Jason Cummings
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