Ships Log

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CLIENT: St Philips Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20171018 FROM: Nelson Bay TO: Newcastle DATE: 19 Oct 2017 POSITION: Fingal Bay Report by: White Watch We commenced the day on the 4-8 watch, cleaning the brass and learning information about the boat. We woke up the rest of the crew at 6:30 by playing the bugle,…

CLIENT: St Philips Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20171018 FROM: Nelson Bay TO: Newcastle DATE: 18 Oct 2017 POSITION: Broughton Island Report by: Blue Watch We set our sails for the adventure across the sea. Tackling terrifying winds and huge waves in our quest to survive the harbour. Attempting to eat our lunch with the plates…

CLIENT: St Philips Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20171015 FROM: Coffs Harbour TO: Port Stephens DATE: 16 Oct 2017 POSITION: Broughton Island Report by: Blue Watch This morning we were woken by Cohen blowing the bugle proceeding all of the other guys having a crack. This started us off for the day. Many of us had…

CLIENT: St Philips Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20171015 FROM: Coffs Harbour TO: Port Stephens DATE: 15 Oct 2017 POSITION: Trial Bay Report by: Blue Watch We were woken up by our cook Cath, who was making a massive breakfast for us all to enjoy. We had some free time to learn some more about the…

CLIENT: St Johns College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20171010 FROM: Manly TO: Coffs Harbour DATE: 11 Oct 2017 POSITION: Currigee, South Stradbroke Is Report by: White Watch Alana, Amber and Tom woke up at 4am in the morning and started a morning shift. We wrote in the log book, at 5am they woke Aimee, Luca and Merrilyn…

CLIENT: St Johns College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20171010 FROM: Manly TO: Coffs Harbour DATE: 10 Oct 2017 POSITION: Peel Island Report by: Blue Watch We arrived at the Manly port on the 9th of October, boarded the South Passage sailing boat and were assigned our watches, we then met our watch leaders and were given our…

CLIENT: Redlands College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20171002 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 3 Oct 2017 POSITION: Tangalooma Wrecks Report by: White Watch Today we had two shore parties visit Peel Island. Many jumped off the boat. We then departed under clearing skies, headed north, however the winds were too light and we were forced to motor…

CLIENT: Redlands College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20171002 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 2 Oct 2017 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Peel Is Report by: Blue Watch Today we were introduced to our Watch Leader, Brian. He took us below deck and showed us the galley and where we would be sleeping. After our beds were all made up,…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170925 FROM: Hervey Bay TO: Manly DATE: 28 Sept 2017 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Peel Is Report by: Blue Watch We had to cross the shallow area of the Great Sandy Straights at high tide so at 2130 hours on 26th September we left Kingfisher Bay behind and continued our…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170925 FROM: Hervey Bay TO: Manly DATE: 26 Sept 2017 POSITION: Kingfisher Bay Resort, Great Sandy Straits Report by: White Watch 0400 hours- woke up and took compass readings, longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates, depth, wind speed, the number of boats, wind direction and had hot chocolate. 0500 hours  filled…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170925 FROM: Hervey Bay TO: Manly DATE: 25 Sept 2017 POSITION: Big Woody Is Report by: Blue Watch First night on board was dockside in the harbour which ensured a good night’s sleep, well preparing us for our much anticipated voyage from Hervey Bay Urangan Harbour. After leaving the…

CLIENT: Ormiston College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170915 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 16 Sept 2017 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Peel Is Report by: White Watch Today’s voyage was very successful. We explored Tangalooma and its wrecks. Many of us snorkelled near the shipwrecks as well as going to the sand dunes. After our shore tour, we hoisted…

CLIENT: Ormiston College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170915 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 15 Sept 2017 POSITION: Tangalooma Wrecks, Moreton Is Report by: Blue Watch Today we set sail on our journey around the Moreton Bay islands. After we had all arrived we met the watch leaders and started learning about sailing. Blue Watch learnt about the…

CLIENT: The Gap SHS VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170911 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 13 Sept 2017 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Peel Is Report by: Red Watch On day 3 of the South Passage voyage, red watch was woken up at 6:00 am to start duty work. Due to the rust on the brass, the helm was polished,…

CLIENT: The Gap SHS VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170911 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 12 Sept 2017 POSITION: Deception Bay Report by: White Watch We woke to the sound of a bugle call reminiscent of a junior band. The three watch groups: red, white and blue then commenced a knot tying competition. Today’s challenge: the reef knot.…

CLIENT: The Gap SHS VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170911 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 11 Sept 2017 POSITION: Big Sandhills, Moreton Is Report by: Blue Watch Arrived Manly at 0945 and started voyage around 1100. First, we were given a safety brief and put into our watch groups. We then had a tour of the sailing boat…

CLIENT: Flexi Schools Brisbane VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170905 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 6 Sept 2017 POSITION: Peel Is Report by: White Watch 20:00 start to tonight’s watch just reflecting on the highlights of the day. Starting at 0400-0800 first shift polishing the brass and checking bearings on anchor watch. We then woke all the remaining students onboard…

CLIENT: Flexi Schools Brisbane VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170905 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 5 Sept 2017 POSITION: Tangalooma Wrecks, Moreton Is Report by: Blue Watch Flexi School students from different campuses around Brisbane boarded South Passage and after gear was stowed and the introduction by skipper and the safety brief by sailing master were given, South Passage…

CLIENT: Somerset College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170829 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 31 August 2017 POSITION: Tangalooma Report by: Red Watch Today was our toughest day yet. It was CRAZZZYY! First up in the morning was the double knot competition, the bowline and clove-hitch. Red watch was up at the crack of dawn to both mentally…

CLIENT: Somerset College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170829 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 30 August 2017 POSITION: Currigee, Gold Coast Report by: White Watch 6am: White watch on duty. The ship had turned in the night. First duty was to polish the brass at the helm. There were dolphins off the stern in 2 pods. Chef Hugh…

CLIENT: Somerset College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170826 FROM: Bundaberg TO: Manly DATE: 28 August 2017 POSITION: Off Noosa Report by: Red Watch After waking up at 5:30am on the right side of the bed, I knew it would be an exceptional day. Of course, for the first couple of minutes, Red Watch was slightly disgruntled by…

CLIENT: Somerset College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170826 FROM: Bundaberg TO: Manly DATE: 27 August 2017 POSITION: Great Sandy Straits Report by: White Watch Day two of our voyage started at 4am when we awoke to start our rostered watch as White Watch. We spent most of this time completing our Voyage handbook activities before spending the…

CLIENT: Somerset College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170826 FROM: Bundaberg TO: Manly DATE: 26 August 2017 POSITION: Wathumba, Fraser Is Report by: Blue Watch We were awoken by the muffled bugle from behind the bathrooms we had just learnt how to use. The boat rocked in the Bundaberg marina where we learnt all the basics, and our…

CLIENT: Biloela SHS VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170822 FROM: Rosslyn Bay TO: Bundaberg DATE: 24 August 2017 POSITION: Pancake Creek Report by: Red Watch Today Veronica, Jess and Anna woke up at 4am for their watch, and Connor and Cody at 5am; and completed their blue booklets. At 6am the whole red team joined together to clean…

CLIENT: Biloela SHS VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170822 FROM: Rosslyn Bay TO: Bundaberg DATE: 23 August 2017 POSITION: Facing Is, Gladstone Report by: White Watch Woke up at 4:00am and 6:00am checked bearings and checked positioning of boat. At 6:00am we were cleaning and polishing the brass. Departed from Great Keppel stopped for a swim and shore…

CLIENT: Biloela SHS VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170822 FROM: Rosslyn Bay TO: Bundaberg DATE: 22 August 2017 POSITION: Great Keppel Is Report by: Blue Watch The students boarded South Passage mid-afternoon and after stowing gear and the usual introduction and safety briefing, South Passage motored out to Great Keppel Island for the night’s anchorage Daily Report: It…

CLIENT: ISPA Japan Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170808 FROM: Townsville TO: Mackay DATE: 14 August 2017 POSITION: St Bees Island Report by: Blue Watch Leader Ii Otenki desu ne! Translated it means what a beautiful day! And so it was, as the SP crew awoke to begin their penultimate day of sailing from Cid Harbour to…

CLIENT: ISPA Japan Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170808 FROM: Townsville TO: Mackay DATE: 13 August 2017 POSITION: Kennedy Sound, Shaw Is Report by: Red Watch On the 6th day of our voyage we awoke in Cid Harbour to another beautiful, clear day and after breakfast we were ferried to the beach to teach the exchange students…

CLIENT: ISPA Japan Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170808 FROM: Townsville TO: Mackay DATE: 12 August 2017 POSITION: Cid Harbour, Whitsundays Report by: White Watch The morning broke, t’was clear and fine, The night had passed serenely; Until the time for bugle call, The din it was unseemly! The knot to tie, in dawn’s gold light Was…

CLIENT: ISPA Japan Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170808 FROM: Townsville TO: Mackay DATE: 11 August 2017 POSITION: Nara Inlet, Whitsundays Report by: White Watch As the sun rose on the horizon, the crew feasted upon their first breakfast of cereals and fresh fruit. Everyone by now was over the seasickness, although many were still weary. The…

CLIENT: ISPA Japan Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170808 FROM: Townsville TO: Mackay DATE: 8 August 2017 POSITION: Cape Cleveland Report by: Blue Watch As the bugle horn echoed through the cabins, the 12 Australian students and 6 Japanese students awoke to prepare for the first day out at sea. The students feasted upon cereal and fresh…

CLIENT: Flexi School Townsville VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170803 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 4 August 2017 POSITION: Maud Bay, Magnetic Island Report by: White Watch We woke up at 0630. White watch awoke the crew with the bugle. The other watches slowly arose from their beds and made their way through the kitchen galley, collecting breakfast.…

CLIENT: Flexi School, Townsville VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170803 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 3 August 2017 POSITION: Esk Island Report by: Blue Watch Townsville Flexi group of 16 people departed Townsville on South Passage for a voyage around the Palm Island group. Today we travelled from Townsville to Herald Island for a swim and a walk,…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170724 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 31 July 2017 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island Report by: Group C White Watch The day began at 0630. The party on Palm Island, which we could hear from the boat, was still raging on. A loud, screeching sound rang from the bugle.…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170724 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 30 July 2017 POSITION: Casement Bay, Palm Island Report by: Group C Blue Watch At about 4:30 Sunday afternoon we were ferried out to the ship by tinnie. We unloaded the bags from the tinnie to the South Passage and the group was…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170724 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 29 July 2017 POSITION: Pioneer Bay, Orpheus Island Report by: Group B Red Watch We woke up before the rooster crowed, for our night watch and sleepily stumbled our way to the Galley. There we were met by a warm cup of coco.…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170724 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 28 July 2017 POSITION: Cape Richards, Hinchinbrook Island Report by: Group B White Watch The adventure begins in the seas, just off Pelorus Island. When the tide was on the rise, a boat sailed past our very eyes. It was the South Passage,…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170724 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 27 July 2017 POSITION: Pioneer Bay, Orpheus Island Report by: Group D Blue Watch We made an early start of 4am. Blue team started with polishing the brass on the helm. We motored in very windy and freezing conditions across icy waters to…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170724 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 26 July 2017 POSITION: Hinchinbrook Channel Report by: Red Watch Today Group D awoke to the piercing sound of an air horn. After a quick breakfast the group contained their excitement for their snorkelling experience. As the last snorkelling group exited the water…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170724 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 25 July 2017 POSITION: Coolgaree Bay, Palm Is Report by: White Watch We have been on the boat for over thirty hours and we have only touched land once at North-East Bay. Most of the crew were woken up by the sound of…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170724 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 24 July 2017 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Is Report by: Blue Watch It was the first day of our last camp at Cathedral. We all felt a mix of sadness as we knew it was our last school adventure with our year level…

CLIENT: Townsville Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170719 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 22 July 2017 POSITION: Rattlesnake Is Report by: Blue Watch Today we woke up on the Great Barrier Reef to a cloudy sunrise at 4 in the morning to polish the brass. On the menu for breakfast there were bacon and eggs as…

CLIENT: Townsville Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170719 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 21 July 2017 POSITION: Trunk Reef 18o 18.2m S  146o 45.7m E Report by: Red Watch We left Hinchinbrook Passage this morning, and anchored for the night at a sand cay near Trunk Reef. We got out of bed at 4:00am for the…

CLIENT: Townsville Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170719 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 20 July 2017 POSITION: Hinchinbrook Channel Report by: White Watch We arrived at Wharf F at 1645 hrs on Wednesday afternoon to a warm welcome from the friendly crew on the South Passage. Upon boarding the vessel (a two masted, gaff rigged schooner)…

CLIENT: Trinity Anglican School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170715 FROM: Cairns TO: Townsville DATE: 18 July 2017 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Is Report by: Blue Watch Today was the longest day Blue Watch has had to endure throughout the entire duration of the trip. Other than being ravaged by mosquitoes in the night, freezing in the cold and having…

CLIENT: Trinity Anglican School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170715 FROM: Cairns TO: Townsville DATE: 17 July 2017 POSITION: Lucinda, Hinchinbrook Is Report by: Red Watch This morning at 0500 we were woken by Jack and Mitchell who had just finished their 0400 to 0500 watch. We met Phil in the galley and began to fill in the logbook for…

CLIENT: Trinity Anglican School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170715 FROM: Cairns TO: Townsville DATE: 16 July 2017 POSITION: Dunk Island Report by: White Watch Today’s weather was beautiful. We left Fitzroy just after sunrise, around 6:30am. The day was calm with blue skies; much nicer than yesterday. We sailed for about 13.5 hours and arrived at Dunk Island at…

CLIENT: Trinity Anglican School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170715 FROM: Cairns TO: Townsville DATE: 15 July 2017 POSITION: Fitzroy Island Report by: Blue Watch At the crack of dawn on July fifteenth a group of 23 teenagers awoke to the adventures of South Passage Voyage. Sleepy- eyed and dreary on a Saturday morning they overcame the tiredness of the week and hopped…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170703 FROM: Townsville TO: Cairns DATE: 8 July 2017 POSITION: Milln reef Report by: Red Watch We began the day at 0600 to polish the brass, before having breakfast. At 0700 all watches participated in a competition for the sheet bend knot, which Red Watch won.  Later, the watches participated in a competition to identify…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170703 FROM: Townsville TO: Cairns DATE: 7 July 2017 POSITION: Fitzroy Island Report by: White Watch Rising early in the morning at Russell Island, the White watch team began their watch duty at 4am. The sailors woke to the horrible sound of Mitchel trying to play the bugle and the clacking of spoons. During the…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170703 FROM: Townsville TO: Cairns DATE: 6 July 2017 POSITION: Normandy Island Report by: Blue Watch Although we had an early start at 0400 hours we got to blow the bugle and wake everyone else up. Blue watch won the knot tying competition (Again) and afterwards we were all fed a hearty breakfast of bacon…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170703 FROM: Townsville TO: Cairns DATE: 5 July 2017 POSITION: Dunk Island Report by: Red Watch We woke up at 0400 and polished the brass at 0600 and at 0630 Brayden blew the bugle and woke anyone still asleep in their beds. At 0715 all watches participated in a knotting competition which was the figure…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170703 FROM: Townsville TO: Cairns DATE: 4 July 2017 POSITION: Haycock Is, Hinchinbrook Channel Report by: White Watch The day started at 04:00, with the sun rising over Magnetic Island, whilst the White watch polished the brass, including the bell, helm and the bugle. The latter was played at 06:30 to summon the sailors.…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170703 FROM: Townsville TO: Cairns DATE: 3 July 2017 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Is Report by: Blue Watch Hi from Magnetic Island! Although somewhat sunburnt and seasick it was clear that a great day was had by all. From the yummy food to the friendly whale, today was a day we will all remember. We learnt…

CLIENT: Voyage of Friends VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170623 FROM: Cairns TO: Townsville DATE: 28 June 2017 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Is Report by: Red Watch The day started efficiently at 9.00AM with the handover to Captain Stan, Sail Master Helen and Navigator Anne. All teams worked to order with each tack smoother than the last. The winds were a little against us, such that…

CLIENT: Voyage of Friends VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170623 FROM: Cairns TO: Townsville DATE: 27 June 2017 POSITION: Palm Island Report by: White Watch Today’s first stop was Lucinda wharf to fill with water and deposit rubbish. Orpheus Island provided a pleasant stop at Yanks’ Jetty, where we enjoyed snorkelling and walked the beach for the afternoon. There was a wonderful reef near the jetty…

CLIENT: Voyage of Friends VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170623 FROM: Cairns TO: Townsville DATE: 26 June 2017 POSITION: Haycock Is. Hinchinbrook Chanel Report by: Blue Watch Blue Watch made an absolute welter of the brass polishing as the sun rose for our early morning watch. The bugle playing was a truly inspirational event to bring the wake up news of more clouds and threat…

CLIENT: Voyage of Friends VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170623 FROM: Cairns TO: Townsville DATE: 25 June 2017 POSITION: Brammo Bay, Dunk Is Report by: Red Watch After a couple of fierce showers throughout the night and a watch from 4 am to 8 am, we were very happy to see the morning. Unfortunately the dredging boat was not so happy to see us in…

CLIENT: Voyage of Friends VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170623 FROM: Cairns TO: Townsville DATE: 24 June 2017 POSITION: Mourilyan Harbour Report by: White Watch White watch was saved from polishing the brass because of a downpour at 6am. At 7am we hoisted the sails in squally, blustery weather in a 1.5m swell. Some succumbed to sea sickness. A welcome stop for swimming, sunbaking and…

CLIENT: Voyage of Friends VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170623 FROM: Cairns TO: Townsville DATE: 23 June 2017 POSITION: Fitzroy Island Report by: Blue Watch Set sail late, waiting for the bread. Progressed up river, did 3 donuts to unwrap the flag. All watches practised knots and all other jobs on deck in calm weather. Then the wind got up and the rain so a…

CLIENT: Mareeba SHS VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170617 FROM: Cairns TO: Cairns DATE: 20 June 2017 POSITION: Michaelmas Cay Report by: Blue Watch Today our watch began at 4am. At 6am we polished the brass. At 6:30 we had crispy bacon and egg on toast for breakfast. Before we set sail we had a backstay competition and knot competition; blue watch won both and…

CLIENT: Mareeba SHS VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170617 FROM: Cairns TO: Cairns DATE: 19 June 2017 POSITION: Elford Reef Report by: Red Watch The day began at 0600, when we were roused from our sleep by the bugle horn (courtesy of Daewah) to begin our sailing. We started off with a knotting competition with Red Watch prevailing with their Figure of Eight Knot. After…

CLIENT: Mareeba SHS VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170617 FROM: Cairns TO: Cairns DATE: 18 June 2017 POSITION: Fitzroy Island Report by: White Watch We set off from Vlasoff Cay at 1015, and headed south to Fitzroy. We sailed straight into the wind so we practised lots of tacking. It was fairly windy with waves braking, the wind speed was around 20 knots. Sitting up…

CLIENT: Mareeba SHS VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170617 FROM: Cairns TO: Cairns DATE: 17 June 2017 POSITION: Vlasoff Cay Report by: Blue Watch This morning started off by joining our class and new peers from Townsville and Dimbulah. After saying goodbye to our parents we got assigned into out 3 watch groups – red, white & blue. The ship has 3 main areas: deck,…

CLIENT: Peace Lutheran College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170603 FROM: Townsville TO: Cairns DATE: 6 June 2017 POSITION: Fitzroy Island Report by: Blue Watch Today we gybed a lot and we went to Fitzroy Island. The crew swam there for some time and we had an amazing time jumping of the boat doing flips. We did this before having dinner and soon after dinner…

CLIENT: Peace Lutheran College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170603 FROM: Townsville TO: Cairns DATE: 5 June 2017 POSITION: Mourilyan Harbour Report by: Red Watch We were woken up at 0600 to polish the brass upon command.  At 0630 we were served cold breakfast by the wonderful chef Hugh. At 0715 we devoured a hot breakfast. It was fantastic. Although team leaders were mocked, teased…

CLIENT: Peace Lutheran College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170603 FROM: Townsville TO: Cairns DATE: 4 June 2017 POSITION: Haycock Is, Hinchinbrook Channel Report by: White Watch Ship’s company awoke at 0530 hours and set off to Orpheus Island at 0630. We motored out of Horse Shoe Bay, Magnetic Island at 0630, before raising the sails at setting off at 0700. The conditions consisted of…

CLIENT: Peace Lutheran College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170603 FROM: Townsville TO: Cairns DATE: 3 June 2017 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island Report by: Blue Watch Around 6:30am-7:00am we all arrived at the Peace Centre, where we would then leave for Townsville at 7:00am. When we got to Cardwell we stopped to get something to eat for breakfast/lunch. After an hour we got back…

CLIENT: St Lukes Anglican College VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170513 FROM: Hervey Bay TO: Bundaberg DATE: 13 May 2017 POSITION: Mackenzie Jetty, Fraser Island Report by: Blue Watch We woke up bright and early this morning to the excitement of knowing that today we would start our three day sail on the South Passage . We arrived in Hervey Bay at 8:30 and after…

CLIENT: Silkwood School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170430 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 4 May 2017 POSITION: Tangalooma Wrecks, Moreton Is Report by: White Watch A ship is safe in a harbour but that is not what it is for. Today we sailed around Moreton Island we had to tack about 8 to 10 times and felt the wrath of the waves and felt…

CLIENT: Silkwood School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170430 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 3 May 2017 POSITION: Yellow Patch, Moreton Is Report by: Blue Watch Today we had a huge day sailing out on the open ocean after it being very calm in the morning. It was tough but we got through it. I really enjoyed sailing in the ocean, mostly because of the…

CLIENT: Silkwood School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170430 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 2 May 2017 POSITION: Currigee, South Stradbroke Is Report by: Red Watch We awoke to the stunning spectacle of a rainbow sky. Red Watch were awake before the birds to attend our watch, taking in the beautiful views of the majestic Peel Island before sunrise. As always we began…

CLIENT: Silkwood School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170430 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 30 April 2017 POSITION: Deception Bay Report by: Blue Watch To start off the day when drove all the way to Manly in Brisbane. We were introduced to the crew of the tall ship South Passage and given the run down. In no time we were off with strong…

CLIENT: Silkwood School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170424 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 28 April 2017 POSITION: Tangalooma Wrecks, Moreton Island Report by: White Watch We started the day with pancakes, toast, and a backstay race. After our competition we went sailing onto our next destination. The night before was too windy so we ended up anchoring for the night at Mud…

CLIENT: Silkwood School VOYAGE NUMBER: 20170424 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 27 April 2017 POSITION: Mud Island Report by: Blue Watch We weighed anchor at Coran Island at about 0630 after polishing the brass and having a bugle session thanks to Bia and her elephant noises. South Passage set sail through the Gold Coast Seaway as we crashed through the…

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…

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