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CLIENT: Silkwood School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170424 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 25 April 2017 POSITION: Big Sandhills, Moreton Island Report by: White Watch Started the day at 4am to go to the Anzac Day dawn service. The service started at 5.30 and ended at 6.30am. I was quite moved by the old accounts from some of the people who first hand…

CLIENT: Silkwood School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170424 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 24 April 2017 POSITION: Coochiemudlo Island Report by: Blue Watch We arrived at Manly Harbour at about 9:30 and then had a safety briefing and then we stowed away our gear. After we settled into out bunks we tried on our life jackets and fitted them and went through the…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170417 FROM: Gladstone TO: Manly DATE: 22 April 2017 POSITION: Tangalooma Report by: Red Watch We were woken at 03:40 for our stint on the morning watch. We mustered on and relieved a very bedraggled blue watch as the weather had deteriorated overnight and they had endured the brunt of it. Approaching Moreton Island we…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170417 FROM: Gladstone TO: Manly DATE: 17 April 2017 POSITION: Great Sandy Straits Report by: White Watch Woke up North of Garry’s Anchorage to our 04:00 – 08:00 watch for brass cleaning. Not an easy job and took all of White Watch’s ‘expertise’ to get the brilliant shine on the brass especially due to completing…

CLIENT: Saint Stephens College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170403 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 6 April 2017 POSITION: Manly Report by: Blue Watch We woke up this morning to a very pleasant sight of a pod of dolphins circling our ship. We rode the tender at full speed with Chloe’s steering, and while we were on the shore, there were loads of starfish.…

CLIENT: Saint Stephens College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170403 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 5 April 2017 POSITION: Tangalooma, Moreton Island Report by: Red Watch The day began at 4am; the red watch awoke to participate in cleaning. We had to clean the brass of the horn and the helm, with a rag and cleaner. Then we sounded the horn initialising the start of…

CLIENT: Saint Stephens College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170403 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 4 April 2017 POSITION: Myora, North Stradbroke Island Report by: White Watch We woke up this morning at 6:30, for an early start to the day. Dennis made us all some tasty breakfast before we headed out for the day. We sailed around for the day, practicing our tacking…

CLIENT: Saint Stephens College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170403 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 3 April 2017 POSITION: Manly Boat Harbour Report by: Blue Watch As we said good-byes to our loved ones and boarded the boat, we set off into the heart of the sea. The day had no mercy on our SSC newbies. As soon as we motored our way out…

CLIENT: Byron Bay High School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170314 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 16 March 2017 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Peel Island Report by: Red Watch We woke up bright and early before the bugle. Red watch cleaned and polished the brass on the wheel, bugle and bell using brasso. Heidie did an amazing job of polishing the bell. Hugh cooked bacon and…

CLIENT: Byron Bay High School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170314 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 15 March 2017 POSITION: Tangalooma Wrecks, Moreton Island Report by: White Watch We woke up at six thirty in the morning. Firstly we had our cold breakfast and after we had a knot tying competition we tied the reef knot and the clove hitch. We had hot breakfast at…

CLIENT: Byron Bay High School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170314 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 14 March 2017 POSITION: Tangalooma Wrecks, Moreton Island Report by: Blue Watch We woke bright and early, very excited to sail. After breakfast we motored out of the marina and put the sails up. Leaving the marina we hit open water. Shortly after sailing smoothly out of the marina…

CLIENT: Mullumbimby High School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170306 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 9 March 2017 POSITION: Tangalooma, Moreton Island Report by: Red Watch We started the day by waking up at 5 o’clock to do some navigation practice and anchor watch, after that people started waking up for breakfast. Our watch ended at 8. After raising the sails we turned to…

CLIENT: Mullumbimby High School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170306 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 8 March 2017 POSITION: Big Sandhills, Moreton Island Report by: White Watch (Dear Mrs Sentence – Coen lost his shirt) We woke up around 5 and we practiced reef knots and figure of 8 knots. Then we did a knot comp which we lost at a time of 4…

CLIENT: Mullumbimby High School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170306 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 7 March 2017 POSITION: Blakesleys, North Stradbroke Island Report by: Blue Watch The day began with very light SE winds which increased as the day went on and reached more than 25 knots by the time South Passage anchorage. This morning we left port, heading towards Peel Island running into…

CLIENT: Redlands College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170216 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 17 February 2017 POSITION: Tangalooma, Moreton Island Report by: White Watch We woke up to the sunrise at 0500 and polished the brass. We then had the opportunity to blow the bugle to wake up the rest of the watches. We practised knots for the competition which we overall are…

CLIENT: Redlands College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170216 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 16 February 2017 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Peel Island Report by: Nicole Jamieson and Ryley Jefford Today we boarded the South Passage and left Manly harbour around 9am. To begin with, we set up our beds and learnt about the emergency exits etc. plus had a briefing regarding the safety…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170108 FROM: Sydney TO: Brisbane DATE: 15 January 2017 POSITION: Moreton Bay Report by: Alisen The ship is now in Moreton Bay and due to arrive at Manly on Sunday afternoon. Come and join us at William Gunn Jetty to help catch a line and welcome South Passage home (between 3:00pm and…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170108 FROM: Sydney TO: Brisbane DATE: Day 7, 15 January 2017 POSITION: Tangalooma, Moreton Island Report by: Sailing Master It’s Sunday morning and we are moored off the beach at Tangalooma, with all but few crew dead to the world. The gentle rolling of the ship is just enough to keep all…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170108 FROM: Sydney TO: Brisbane DATE: Day 6, 13 January 2017 POSITION: Jacobs Well Report by: Sailing Master Current position is S 27D43.999’ E153D 21.538’ Daylight saw SP still running in a one line direction with Byron Bay well behind us. The sea was glassy smooth, with barely any swell, no wind…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170108 FROM: Sydney TO: Brisbane DATE: Day 5, 12 January 2017 POSITION: 10 NM to Yamba Report by: Sailing Master Current position is S 29D 35.626’ E 153d 26.452’ After yesterday’s mixture of NE swell and wind, combined with the late afternoon thunderstorm, today has proved to be a totally different experience.…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170108 FROM: Sydney TO: Brisbane DATE: Day 4, 11 January 2017 POSITION: Approaching Coffs Harbour Report by: Sailing Master Trial Bay where?  It was a case of “there it is”, “there it goes”. Our continual battle with both the northeast swell and winds, and the constant need to tack, has played havoc…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170108 FROM: Sydney TO: Brisbane DATE: Day 3, 10 January 2017 POSITION: Approaching Crowdy Head Report by: Sailing Master The morning light showed us nestled up in Coalshaft Bay Broughton Island, and with the exception of those on watch, none were in a hurry to extricate themselves from their bunks, including the writer.…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170108 FROM: Sydney TO: Brisbane DATE: Day 2, 9 January 2017 POSITION: Off Newcastle, heading north Report by: Sailing Master The day started with promise. The crew exited their bunks come 5:00 am this morning, a sail raise on the run and we were ready to meet the challenge of the day. But once…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170108 FROM: Sydney TO: Brisbane DATE: Day 1, 8 January 2017 POSITION: Refuge Bay Report by: Sailing Master Saturday 7th: In dribs and drabs they arrived, these new recruits, full of hope and expectations, time will tell whether or not expectations are fulfilled, excelled, or something else! An evening at the local hostelry allowed…

CLIENT: The Hills Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161219 FROM: Sydney TO: Sydney DATE: Day 4, 22 December 2016 POSITION: Broken Bay Report by: Skipper Rosic and Navigator Sampson We woke up to the smell of bacon and eggs, Hugh had been busy cooking up another storm at ‘Hungry Hughs’. After breakfast began the difficult task off raising the sails, which the…

CLIENT: The Hills Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161219 FROM: Sydney TO: Sydney DATE: Day 3, 21 December 2016 POSITION: Broughton Island Report by: Red Watch Red watch had a watch from 0400 until 0800 hours when we were anchored at Newcastle Harbour. On our watch, we had to take bearings from the ship to the crane, the bridge and the three lights…

CLIENT: The Hills Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161219 FROM: Sydney TO: Sydney DATE: Day 2, 20 December 2016 POSITION: Newcastle Harbour Report by: White Watch We woke up early at 0400 hours to do the anchor watch in Broken Bay. We saw the sun rise and then we all had to get up at 0600 when we were woken by Tom’s brilliant…

CLIENT: The Hills Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161219 FROM: Sydney TO: Sydney DATE: Day 1, 19 December 2016 POSITION: Refuge Bay, Broken Bay Report by: Blue Watch When the boat arrived at the port, it looked small but once we explored the inside we saw how organized, spacious, and nice it is. All watches worked together at first to learn the ropes…

CLIENT: Central Coast Steiner School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161205 FROM: Sydney TO: Sydney DATE: Day 2, 7 December 2016 POSITION: Refuge Bay, Broken Bay Report by: Red Watch Today we went to sea with Andrew and some other people. We also jumped off a boat that was big. We woke up at Stores Beach which is just inside Sydney Harbour and…

CLIENT: Central Coast Steiner School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161205 FROM: Sydney TO: Sydney DATE: Day 1, 6 December 2016 POSITION: Stores Beach, Sydney Harbour Report by: White Watch In the morning we woke at 5 am. We wrote in our blue book and we carried out the anchor watch then the rest of the group got up and together we polished…

CLIENT: St Gregory’s College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161126 FROM: Sydney TO: Sydney DATE: Day 4, 29 November 2016 POSITION: Yeoman’s Bay Report by: White Watch Our morning began from our anchoring point at Broken Bay. We then went exploring down the Hawkesbury River stopping briefly at Brooklyn port and Dangar Island. During our journey down the Hawkesbury we came across a…

CLIENT: St Gregory’s College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161126 FROM: Sydney TO: Sydney DATE: Day 3, 28 November 2016 POSITION: Flint & Steel Bay Report by: Blue Watch Timmy came in to wake us up and we walked outside to clean the brass. After cleaning the brass we went inside and woke the other boys up by blowing of the bugle. All the…

CLIENT: St Gregory’s College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161126 FROM: Sydney TO: Sydney DATE: Day 2, 27 November 2016 POSITION: Fingal Bay Report by: Red Watch We woke up and practised doing a reef knot then we cleaned the brass around the wheel. After that we woke everyone up and we all had breakfast cereal and hot breakfast. Around 8:00 am the…

CLIENT: St Gregory’s College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161126 FROM: Sydney TO: Sydney DATE: Day 1, 26 November 2016 POSITION: Flint & Steel Bay, Broken Bay Report by: White Watch To start the day, white watch woke up at 4 a.m. and sat out on the deck on anchor watch. After a while we began to polish the brass on various…

CLIENT: St Philips Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161122 FROM: Port Stephens TO: Sydney DATE: Day 2, 23 November 2016 POSITION: Refuge Cove, Broken Bay Report by: White Watch We started sailing at Nobby’s Head about 0630, continuing down past Redhead and Tuggerah reef into Broken Bay. The conditions started with a North-Easterly wind. About 30 mins to go into…

CLIENT: St Philips Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161122 FROM: Port Stephens TO: Sydney DATE: Day 1, 22 November 2016 POSITION: Hunter River, Newcastle Report by: Blue Watch Twenty students from SPCC Newcastle arrived early for their first day on the South Passage. Departing from Port Stephens around 10:30am, we sailed out the heads after a bit of practice working…

CLIENT: St Philips Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161119 FROM: Sydney TO: Port Stephens DATE: Day 2, 20 November 2016 POSITION: Fingal Bay Report by: White Watch Our day started with an early rise at 4:00am, as we had the early watch shift. We had numerous jobs such as, measuring the longitude and latitude, wind and the mooring line.  The air…

CLIENT: St Philips Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161119 FROM: Sydney TO: Port Stephens DATE: Day 1, 19 November 2016 POSITION: Coasters Retreat, Pittwater Report by: Blue Watch Boarded ’South Passage’ at King St Warf at 9:15, settled in and had safety talk. We sailed under the harbour bridge then we made it out past the harbour without having to jibe…

CLIENT: Winmalee State High School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161116 FROM: Sydney TO: Sydney DATE: Day 2, 17 November 2016 POSITION: La Perouse Report by: White Watch Today we woke up at 4:00 for our rostered night watch duties. Although it was early, it was a beautiful night and worth waking up for. We learnt how to record the position of the…

CLIENT: Winmalee State High School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161116 FROM: Sydney TO: Sydney DATE: Day 1, 16 November 2016 POSITION: Refuge Bay Report by: Blue Watch We started the day at 5:45 when we caught a train from Springwood station to Central station. From there we had a quick breakfast at Town Hall and made our way to Darling Harbour to…

CLIENT: St Philips Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161112 FROM: Port Stephens  TO: Sydney DATE: Day 2, 13 November 2016 POSITION: Coasters Retreat, Pittwater Report by: White Watch The first half of the day was filled many exciting views of the oceans wildlife. Dolphins swimming with the boat, a seal waving good bye as we left Newcastle harbour was a pleasant surprise…

CLIENT: St Philips Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161112 FROM: Port Stephens  TO: Sydney DATE: Day 1, 12 November 2016 POSITION: Stockton Reach, Newcastle Harbour Report by: Blue Watch We started off the day by putting up the sails and getting to know all the equipment and our watch leaders, we then left the harbour. After leaving the safety of the port…

CLIENT: St Philips Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161109 FROM: Sydney  TO: Port Stephens DATE: Day 2, 10 November 2016 POSITION: Fingal Bay Report by: White Watch With a breezy 4am Start, the watch groups gathered on the deck to begin their duties for the day. Starting off slow we set off on the beginning of our journey to Fingal Bay. After…

CLIENT: St Philips Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161109 FROM: Sydney  TO: Port Stephens DATE: Day 1, 9 November 2016 POSITION: Refuge Bay, Broken Bay Report by: Blue Watch Waking up at 4:45 was bright and early, rushing around finishing off packing. Everyone was on time at the train station, obviously keen to start the day. When we had finished hiking from…

CLIENT: Trinity College Goulburn VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161104 FROM: Sydney  TO: Sydney DATE: Day 1, 5 November 2016 POSITION: Refuge Bay, Broken Bay Report by: White Watch On Friday the 4th of November, nineteen of our peers including ourselves travelled to Sydney to set sail on the South Passage sailing trip. Our travelling journey began by leaving our school college at 11:30…

CLIENT: TS Nepean Navy Cadets VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161029 FROM: Sydney  TO: Sydney DATE: Day 1, 29 October 2016 POSITION: Refuge Bay, Broken Bay Report by: White Watch After being awoken at 0400, half our watch went and assisted out Watch Leader in noting important values such as location, current depth, and temperature. Following this we did some quick tasks regarding parts…

CLIENT: Lorien Novalis Steiner School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161024 FROM: Port Stephens  TO: Sydney DATE: Day 4, 27 October 2016 POSITION: Stores Beach, Sydney Harbour Report by: Blue Watch This morning the weather was fine. We had our breakfast and followed it with a knot competition tying a clove hitch. We went on a hike up the mountain in Refuge Bay. It…

CLIENT: Lorien Novalis Steiner School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161024 FROM: Port Stephens  TO: Sydney DATE: Day 3, 26 October 2016 POSITION: Refuge Bay, Broken Bay Report by: Red Watch An early awakening at approximately 3:30am from Bruce to start sailing. We began sailing this early because it was the best time in coordination with the weather. It was still dark outside, and…

CLIENT: Lorien Novalis Steiner School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161024 FROM: Port Stephens  TO: Sydney DATE: Day 2, 25 October 2016 POSITION: Broughton Island Report by: White Watch Morning for us started at the ungodly hour of 4am. Yay. We got cookies, though, so I suppose that makes up for it. We took the ship’s bearings and noted the direction of the wind,…

CLIENT: Lorien Novalis Steiner School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161024 FROM: Port Stephens  TO: Sydney DATE: Day 1, 24 October 2016 POSITION: Fame Cove, Port Stephens Report by: Blue Watch We arrived in Nelson Bay at Sunday 2:00pm 23rd Sep. 2016 and boarded the South Passage ready to start our journey on the open seas. Today we set sail for the first time,…

CLIENT: St Philip’s Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161016 FROM: Coffs Harbour  TO: Port Stephens DATE: Day 2, 17 October 2016 POSITION: Wanda Beach, Port Stephens Report by: White Watch This morning, white watch had the shift of 4am to 8am (0400- 0800). The boat was very rocky and almost everyone was sick, the previous day the bow was dipping into the…

CLIENT: St John’s College Woodlawn VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161011 FROM: Manly  TO: Coffs Harbour DATE: Day 3, 13 October 2016  TIME: 2030 hrs POSITION: Byron Bay Report by: Red Watch Red watch is the bomb!! This morning started out with a beautiful sunrise that rose from the east, lighting up the Gold Coast Sea Way. The morning began with another glorious breakfast provided…

CLIENT: St John’s College Woodlawn VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161011 FROM: Manly  TO: Coffs Harbour DATE: Day 2, 12 October 2016  TIME: 2030 hrs POSITION: Currigee Report by: White Watch Set sail at 8AM. We were on the foresail on watch at 12PM-3PM. We saw a pod of whales. While we were on watch we had to take the sails down. We went through…

CLIENT: St John’s College Woodlawn VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161011 FROM: Manly  TO: Coffs Harbour DATE: Day 1, 11 October 2016  TIME: 2030 hrs POSITION: Tangalooma Report by: Blue Watch Arrived from Lismore late Monday afternoon, to be welcomed by the cool sea breeze. We had dinner in Manly and then slept on the boat for our first time. Overall, everyone had a…

CLIENT: Lockyer District High VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161008 FROM: Manly  TO: Manly DATE: Day 1, 8 October 2016  TIME: 2030 hrs POSITION: Tangalooma Report by: Blue Watch Whales galore!! Since the 1960’s end to whaling, Morton Bay hasn’t seen many of these gloriously large creatures swimming in their waters for nearly fifty years. Unbelievably, our lucky sailors witness pods of whales at…

CLIENT: Redlands College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161003 FROM: Manly  TO: Manly DATE: Day 2, 4 October 2016  TIME: 2030 hrs POSITION: Tangalooma Report by: White Watch Waking up early this morning, the clouds were clearing, evoking a hope for clear weather for the remainder of the day. Before setting off, we were invited to go ashore of Peel Island, and take a walk…

CLIENT: Redlands College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20161003 FROM: Manly  TO: Manly DATE: Day 1, 3 October 2016  TIME: 2030 hrs POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Peel island Report by: Blue Watch The day started at Manly, where we gathered before saying goodbye to our parents and boarding the South Passage. Initially the weather looked clear and everyone was looking forward to the trip, albeit…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160926 FROM: Hervey Bay  TO: Manly DATE: Day 3, 28 September 2016  TIME: 2030 hrs POSITION: Inskip Point Report by: Red Watch Woke up at 6:30 at Urangen, had breakfast while the crew fixed the engine. We did the bowline in the knot tying competition. Hayley was elected as bosun and Kirsty was watch…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160926 FROM: Hervey Bay  TO: Manly DATE: Day 2, 27 September 2016  TIME: 2030 hrs POSITION: Urangen Report by: Red Watch Woke up at 6:30am at Platypus Bay, had breakfast and we did the figure eight in the knot tying competition Elected Emma for bosun and everyone hoisted the sails. We started with a…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160926 FROM: Hervey Bay  TO: Manly DATE: Day 1, 26 September 2016  TIME: 2030 hrs POSITION: Triangle Cliffs, Fraser Island Report by: Blue Watch We started our voyage at Sandy Straits Marina, Hervey Bay bright and early Monday morning. We cleared the deck and hoisted the sails after entering the beautiful bay. It was…

CLIENT: Flexi Schools VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160920 FROM: Manly  TO: Hervey Bay DATE: Day 3, 22 September 2016  TIME: 2030 hrs POSITION: Coongul Point, Fraser Island Report by: Red Watch As the morning sun rose, it was an early start for Kayla and Makayla getting up at 5am. We made sure we were still secure on our anchorage. All was…

CLIENT: Flexi Schools VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160920 FROM: Manly TO: Hervey Bay DATE: Day 2, 21 September 2016  TIME: 2030 hrs POSITION: Fraser Island Report by: White Watch Our day started at midnight. Everyone had to get up and put the sails up in the dark because we wanted to get over the Wide Bay Bar at high tide by mid…

CLIENT: Flexi Schools VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160920 FROM: Manly TO: Hervey Bay DATE: Day 1, 20 September 2016  TIME: 2030 hrs POSITION: Tangalooma Wrecks, Moreton Island Report by: Blue Watch Left Manly Harbor at 10 am – we were very organised and excited to be off sailing. We headed for Moreton Island and climbed up the sand hill.  It took…

CLIENT: Ormiston College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160916 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 17 September 2016  TIME: 2030 hrs POSITION: Big Sandhills, Moreton Island Report by: White Watch The crew awoke early at 6am, to a delightfully chilly breeze, and the delightful noise of a rather talented bugle player. Cold breakfast of cereal was served to us, before we all went upstairs…

CLIENT: Ormiston College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160916 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 16 September 2016  TIME: 2030 hrs POSITION: Peel Island, Moreton Bay Report by: Blue Watch The boat departed from William Gunn Jetty at approximately 1000 hours, heading towards predominantly calm waters and a beautiful day. Each student was organised into a watch group, and was shown a bunk. The…

CLIENT: The Gap SHS VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160912 FROM:  Manly  TO: Manly DATE: 13 September 2016  TIME: 2030 hrs POSITION: Big Sandhills, Moreton Is Report by: White Watch Today was day two on our sailing adventure, we set sail from Tangalooma to and stopped at Comboyuro Point for lunch and a quick swim. The water was crystal clear, it was so inviting…

CLIENT: The Gap SHS VOYAGE NUMBER :20160912 FROM: Manly  TO: Manly DATE: 12 September 2016     TIME: 2030 hrs POSITION: Tangalooma Report by: Blue Watch On the 12th of September, 2016, 21 year 10 students from the Gap State High School joined the vessel in Manly harbour. After a brief introduction and overview of various sailing practical skills,…

CLIENT: Navy Cadets VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160910 FROM: Manly  TO: Manly DATE: 10 September 2016     TIME: 2030 hrs POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Peel Island Report by: Blue Watch The Navy Cadets boarded South Passage on a Friday evening 9th for a 2 day voyage. Throughout the experience the cadets had plenty of opportunities to get involved. The start of…

CLIENT: Somerset College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160901 FROM: Bundaberg TO: Manly DATE: 1st September 2016     TIME: 2130 hrs POSITION: Tangalooma Wrecks Report by: Red Watch The wake up call came early this morning, 5:30 am in fact. Red Watch was first off the mark and sounded the bugle for the others. All watches were on deck…

CLIENT: Somerset College group 2 VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160829 FROM: Bundaberg   TO: Brisbane DATE: 31st August 2016     TIME:  2100 hrs POSITION: Inskip Point REPORT BY: White Watch Today was a very eventful day for all the Somerset crew members travelling on board the South Passage. The White Watch group members were the first to…

CLIENT:  Somerset College group 2 VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160829 FROM: Bundaberg    TO: Brisbane DATE: 30th August 2016 POSITION: Arch Cliffs, Fraser Island Report by: Aarsh Nagpal, Anneka Lanham After a full night of interesting noises coming from our boat through the night, we awoke at 0630 to a Reveille on the trumpet and ate our…

CLIENT:  Somerset College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160826 FROM:  Rosslyn Bay  TO: Bundaberg DATE: 26th August 2016 TIME:  2100 hrs POSITION: Cape Capricorn Report by: Blue Watch Got up at 0730 (to the bugle) and had cold and hot breakfast. After learning all about the boat and the basics to operate it, we left the harbour around 0930 and…

CLIENT:  Flexi School, Townsville VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160813 FROM:  Townsville  TO: Airlie Beach DATE: 16th August 2016 TIME:  2100 hrs POSITION: Woodwark Bay, Whitsundays Report by: Red Watch I woke up and we were behind Gloucester Island and it was calm finally. Next day we started sailing and it got rough and our main sail went with a…

CLIENT:  Flexi School, Townsville VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160813 FROM:  Townsville  TO: Airlie Beach DATE: 15th August 2016 POSITION: Gloucester Island Report by: Blue Watch Today we went to shore and went sailing. Saw 4 dolphins and 2 sea snakes and the waves were off their head, man! The weather was raining and windy. Departed Cape Upstart approximately…

CLIENT:  Flexi School, Townsville VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160813 FROM:  Townsville              TO: AIRLIE BEACH DATE: 14th August 2016 POSITION: Cape Upstart The young people from the Flexi School joined South Passage on Saturday night and she motored out to Cape Cleveland to anchor for the night (beautiful moon light night). An early start next morning saw South…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School – Voyage 2 VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160804 FROM:  Townsville       TO: Townsville DATE:    11/8/16 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island. Report by: Group D – White Watch Today Group D embarked on the South Passage at around 9am. We raised the sails and sailed from Pelorus Island to Magnetic Island, arriving…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School – Voyage 2 VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160804 FROM:  Townsville  TO: Townsville DATE: 10/8/16 POSITION: Pioneer Bay, Orpheus Island. Report by: Group F – Blue Watch The day started off with a slow start at 0500hrs. As the sun rose the mighty blue watch polished the brass on the deck of the ship.…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School – Voyage 2 VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160804 FROM:  Townsville  TO: Townsville DATE: 9/8/16 POSITION: Scraggy Point, Hinchinbrook Channel. Report by: Group F – Red Watch Group F boarded the South Passage for the second time during our 9 day outdoor education. After lunch all of us walked down the jetty and waited…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School – Voyage 2 VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160804 FROM:  Townsville   TO: Townsville DATE: 8/8/16 POSITION: Cape Richards, Hinchinbrook Is. Report by: Group E – White Watch After a short time on a nearby island, we returned for our final night onboard the South Passage. A small, tinny boat transported us and our…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School – Voyage 2 VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160804 FROM:  Townsville      TO: Townsville DATE: 7/8/16 POSITION: Haycock Is, Hinchinbrook Channel Report by: Group D – Blue Watch We boarded South Passage this afternoon at 1pm and were introduced to the crew of the South Passage. We were welcomed by our watch leaders…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160804 FROM:  Townsville  TO: Townsville DATE: 5/8/2016  TIME: 2100 hrs POSITION:  Casement Bay, Palm Island Report by: Group E – White Watch, Kikan Leung, Abigail Muller Today, we woke up early, at 5:00am to monitor the ship. So we were very tired. We then also cleaned the brass and woke the other…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160804 FROM:  Townsville  TO: Townsville DATE: 4/8/2016  TIME: 2100 hrs POSITION:  Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island Report by: Blue Watch Today’s Evaluation: Typed by Blue Group, Jazmine, Kara and Laura Camp Group E discovered many skills today, including mastering 2 knots like the reef knot and the “bed knot”. We have learnt how…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160725 FROM:  Townsville  TO: Townsville DATE: 1/8/2016  TIME: 2200 hrs POSITION:  Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island Group C disembarked at Pelorus Island and group A rejoined South Passage for the final two days back to Townsville. REPORT BY: White Watch – Ryan Maher Starting out on the island of Pelorus, Group A left…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160725 FROM:  Townsville  TO: Townsville DATE: 31/7/2016  TIME: 2100 hrs POSITION:  Pioneer Bay, Orpheus Island REPORT BY: Blue Watch – Chrisoula Emmanoilidis, Dianne Rufus, Mitchell Marquardt and Alex Woods. Group C sprinted to the Dunk Island Jetty in order to meet the South Passage boat and crew that were visible from a…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160725 FROM:  Townsville  TO: Townsville DATE: 30/7/2016  TIME: 2100 hrs POSITION:  Haycock Island, Hinchinbrook Channel Group B hoisted sails again after South Passage motored up the Hinchinbrook Channel to Cardwell and sailed to Dunk Island where they disembarked. Group C then rejoined South Passage and sailed back to Port Hinchinbrook where more…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160725 FROM:  Townsville  TO: Townsville DATE: 29/7/2016 TIME: 2100 hrs POSITION:  Haycock Island, Hinchinbrook Channel Group A continued down the Hinchinbrook Channel and spent the morning sailing, including a sail past by Young Endeavour who were anchored at Orpheus Island (lots of cheers between ships including a cannon fire from Young Endeavour).…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160725 FROM:  Townsville  TO: Townsville DATE: 28/7/2016 POSITION:  Paluma Creek, Hinchinbrook Channel Group C disembarked at Dunk Island after lunch and Group A boarded and sailed South Passage back to Cardwell and down the Hinchinbrook Channel. Report by: Blue Watch (Group A) Felicity Tritton As I look out past the Tropical Islands…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160725 FROM:  Townsville  TO: Townsville DATE: 27/7/2016 POSITION:  Haycock Island, Hinchinbrook Channel Group B who sailed from Townsville disembarked at Pelorus Island this afternoon and group C joined the ship for the sail up Hinchinbrook Channel to Dunk Island Report by:  Red Watch The first sighting of the South Passage was at…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160725 FROM:  Townsville  TO: Townsville DATE: 26/7/2016   TIME: 2000 hrs POSITION:  Palm Islands Report by: White watch Early in the morning the white watch was the first to wake up to polish the brass around the skippers area of the boat. A bugle was also polished which was then used to wake up the…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160725 FROM:  Townsville  TO: Townsville DATE: 25/7/2016   TIME: 2000 hrs POSITION:  Havannah Island Report by: Blue watch It’s a life change experience to experience sailing and to see the sea life which include whales, food, work, knot competition. First stepping on the boat we realised that a new adventure would begin. The unfamiliar…

CLIENT: Townsville Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160721 FROM:  Townsville  TO: Townsville DATE: 23/7/2016 POSITION:  Herald Island 19° 01.920’S 146° 37.657’E Report by: Blue watch Blue Watch started at 4 o’clock. Woke up to a foggy cool morning with beautiful cloud and fog cover on the mountains and water. Beautiful sunrise with knot tying and backstay competition which blue team…

CLIENT: Townsville Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160721 FROM:  Townsville  TO: Townsville DATE: 22/7/2016  TIME: 2000 hrs POSITION:  Hinchinbrook Island 18 deg 28.071S 146 deg 12.979 E Report by: Red watch Red watch had the luxury of waking up the rest of the crew at 0600 with their marvellous bugle playing. After having their cold breakfast, the crew raised the…

CLIENT: Townsville Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160721 FROM:  Townsville  TO: Townsville DATE: 21/7/2016  TIME: 2009 hrs POSITION:  Pioneer Bay, Orpheus Island Our first day on the South Passage Voyage started off early at 4am, greeted with a hot chocolate for us to make, we begin our first anchor watch excited about what things we may face. We started to complete…

CLIENT: Trinity Anglican School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160716 FROM:  Cairns  TO: Townsville DATE: 19/7/2016  TIME: 2030 hrs POSITION:  Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island Summary of the day in dot points – This morning the watch group woke up to clean the brass on the wheel and other metals as it was part of a chore, this was effective as…

CLIENT: Trinity Anglican School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160716 FROM:  Cairns  TO: Townsville DATE: 18/7/2016  TIME: 2200 hrs POSITION:  Yanks Jetty, Orpheus Island We woke up at 0600, an early start in preparation for a long haul through the Hinchinbrook channel and down to Orpheus Island. The weather provided a challenge as we were new to working in…

CLIENT: Trinity Anglican School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160716 FROM:  Cairns  TO: Townsville DATE: 17/7/2016 POSITION:  Mourilyan Harbour Report by White Watch We woke up this morning ready for the day (although we were pretty tired). White Watch was awake before the rest of the team, so we ate breakfast before everyone else woke up. After eating, we…

CLIENT: Trinity Anglican School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160716 FROM:  Cairns  TO: Townsville DATE: 16/7/2016 POSITION:  Fitzroy Island Report by: Blue Watch We arrived at South Passage at 8 am to be greeted by the friendly crew of the sail boat including the skipper Peter, the sailing master Robyn the watch leaders Liz, Clarissa and Neal and the…

CLIENT: Cairns 7 Day General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160626 FROM:  Cairns  TO: Cairns DATE: 1/7/2016 POSITION:  Michaelmas Cay Report by: Red Watch Red watch woke once again before the sunrise to perform the morning ritual of polishing the brass. This morning was a much more successful attempt as we had a fresh bottle of brasso…

CLIENT: Cairns 7 Day General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160626 FROM:  Cairns  TO: Cairns DATE: 29/6/2016 POSITION:  Normandy Island Report by: Blue Watch Today has been extremely eventful. At around 0830 we left Dunk Island and immediately became stuck on the bottom, for 20 minutes, in a dropping tide that was  getting lower by the minute…

CLIENT: Cairns 7 Day General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20160626 FROM:  Cairns  TO: Cairns DATE: 28/6/2016 POSITION:  Dunk Island Report by: Red Watch – Fletcher  For breakfast we had pancakes with syrup; this was at about 7:00. At about 8:00 we had a backstay competition, the goal was to get the backstay off and on as…