CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190805 FROM: Townsville To: Townsville DATE: 15 August 2019 POSITION:  Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Is REPORT BY: Group C Blue Watch Half of blue watch woke up at 5:15am and completed South Passage adventure manuals including maps, memorabilia and some personal recounts. The other half of the watch group woke…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190805 FROM: Townsville To: Townsville DATE: 14 August 2019 POSITION:  Palm Is REPORT BY: Group C Red Watch We woke up at about 8am and had a pretty good breaky of hot chocolate and a variety of cereal. After that we packed up everything for the last time ever…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190805 FROM: Townsville To: Townsville DATE: 13 August 2019 POSITION:  Lucinda REPORT BY: Group E White Watch The very eventful day started early for a few brave students who were up at four AM for their first early morning watch. They took the bearings of fixed points to check…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190805 FROM: Townsville To: Townsville DATE: 12 August 2019 POSITION:  Orpheus Is REPORT BY: Group E Blue Watch We had many exciting experiences today, and ate a wide range of delicious foods made by Hugh Crichton the ships fantastic cook. We ferried across from Pelorus Island on a small…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190805 FROM: Townsville To: Townsville DATE: 11 August 2019 POSITION:  Orpheus Is REPORT BY: Group D Red Watch Today is Sunday, our shift started at 4 am this morning. Wazza (our watch leader) did the first two hours for us, which we were very thankful for because after our…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190805 FROM: Townsville To: Townsville DATE: 10 August 2019 POSITION:  Lucinda REPORT BY: Group D White Watch We woke up on the 5th day on Dunk Island with the South Passage ship anchored off shore. With expectations of a massive pirate ship, we walked along the jetty to see…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190805 FROM: Townsville To: Townsville DATE: 9 August 2019 POSITION:  Dunk Is REPORT BY: Group B Blue Watch My experience of the south passage began with the blue group getting called up on deck at 6:00am to polish the helm and it was so cold I thought my legs…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190805 FROM: Townsville To: Townsville DATE: 8 August 2019 POSITION:  Pelorus Is REPORT BY: Group B Red Watch On Wednesday, we first saw the South Passage sail the surrounding water just off Orpheus Island. The first time we saw it was as the sun was just hitting the water,…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190805 FROM: Townsville To: Townsville DATE: 7 August 2019 POSITION:  Orpheus Is REPORT BY: Group A White Watch The White Watch’s morning started early with the watch’s duty where we learnt about the different marks and lights used while sailing and the parts of the ship. We watched the…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190805 FROM: Townsville To: Townsville DATE: 5 August 2019 POSITION:  Palm Is REPORT BY: Group A Blue Watch Our group was the first aboard the South Passage, as can be expected everyone was so excited as it has many great reviews from the previous camp groups. When we first…

CLIENT: Townsville Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190731 FROM: Townsville To: Townsville DATE: 2 August 2019 POSITION:  Haycock Is REPORT BY: Red Watch It was an early start for red watch, waking up at 4 am ready to polish up the brass, fill in our adventure booklets and wake up Cath (the biggest MVP of them…

CLIENT: Townsville Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190731 FROM: Townsville To: Townsville DATE: 1 August 2019 POSITION: Orpheus Is REPORT BY: White Watch The day began with us being woken up at 0400 to watch the anchor and then polish the brass as the sun began to rise. Once that was done we were left with…

CLIENT: Townsville Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190731 FROM: Townsville To: Townsville DATE: 31 July 2019 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch After arriving on board, we needed to go over some safety procedures. Despite what the word ‘safety procedures’ brings to mind, this one was pretty fun. We had to learn how…

CLIENT: Townsville Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190724 FROM: Townsville To: Townsville DATE: 27 July 2019 POSITION: Rattle Snake Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch This morning our watch was woken up bright and early at 0450. We pulled up the anchor as we set off from the township of Lucinda, following the infamous 6km long jetty,…

CLIENT: Townsville Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190724 FROM: Townsville To: Townsville DATE: 26 July 2019 POSITION: Lucinda REPORT BY: White Watch We woke up at Pioneer Bay at 0630 by the bugle and had a cold and warm breakfast. After all the chores were completed such as cleaning the heads and washing up dishes, we…

CLIENT: Townsville Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190724 FROM: Townsville To: Townsville DATE: 25 July 2019 POSITION: Orpheus Is REPORT BY: White Watch For the white watch group, our day 2 started bright and early at 0400 for the morning watch which finished at 0800. We spent the time being watch keepers by checking the bearings,…

CLIENT: Trinity Anglican School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190720 FROM: Cairns To: Townsville DATE: 23 July 2019 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch We woke up bright and early to the sound of the bugle in the Hinchinbrook channel. We set sail at 7am for Magnetic Island. Without hoisting our sails, we continued to…

CLIENT: Trinity Anglican School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190720 FROM: Cairns To: Townsville DATE: 22 July 2019 POSITION: Haycock Is REPORT BY: Red Watch The day began with a mediocre job of polishing the brass. We started it off at around 6AM in the morning. The early morning woke us up with the brisk and sharp air…

CLIENT: Trinity Anglican School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190720 FROM: Cairns To: Townsville DATE: 21 July 2019 POSITION: Dunk Is REPORT BY: White Watch This morning we were woken up by the bugle played by Luke, followed by breakfast which was cereal and scrambled eggs made by the master chef, Hugh. You might even say his kitchen…

CLIENT: Trinity Anglican School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190720 FROM: Cairns To: Townsville DATE: 20 July 2019 POSITION: Fitzroy Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch We all arrived at Yorkey’s Knob at 8am and sorted into our groups and had a briefing. We then met our watch leaders who would be with us on our voyage. Once on…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190715 FROM: Townsville To: Cairns DATE: 18 July 2019 POSITION: Fitzroy Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch After breakfast at 0600 we raised anchor by capstan and raised sail at approximately 0700 hours as ship cleared Mourilyan Harbour. Set a course direct for Russell Island under foresail mainsail and jib…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190715 FROM: Townsville To: Cairns DATE: 17 July 2019 POSITION: Mourilyan Harbour REPORT BY: Red Watch As red watch laboured into the approaching dawn, polishing brass and dutifully attending our respective logbooks; enticed by the beauty a partial eclipse of the moon we knew a different and exciting day…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190715 FROM: Townsville To: Cairns DATE: 16 July 2019 POSITION: Dunk Is REPORT BY: White Watch 6am woke to the rendition on the Bugle by Vanessa, which Michael remarked was akin to Elephant with laryngitis. Cold breakfast, then lifted anchor and enjoyed hot breakfast by Chef Hugh and set…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190715 FROM: Townsville To: Cairns DATE: 15 July 2019 POSITION: Yanks Jetty, Orpheus Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch Cast off at 0900 hours after taking on stores at Breakwater Marina Townsville. After passing the inner channel beacons set course of 325 degrees sailing west of Magnetic Island under full…

CLIENT: Youth School Holiday Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190707 FROM: Cairns To: Townsville DATE: 12 July 2019 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Is REPORT BY: Red Watch This morning Red Watch woke up the rest of the crew with a beautiful bugle song. The sunrise over Palm Island was majestic as the watches battled it out in…

CLIENT: Youth School Holiday Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190707 FROM: Cairns To: Townsville DATE: 11 July 2019 POSITION: Palm Is REPORT BY: White Watch We began the day at 6am polishing brass, against the backdrop of a beautiful sunrise. We all slept like rocks the night before and it took a few pokes to get us…

CLIENT: Youth School Holiday Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190707 FROM: Cairns To: Townsville DATE: 10 July 2019 POSITION: Cape Richards REPORT BY: Blue Watch State of origin night. At this very moment the tension between the NSW crew and the QLD supporting scum can be cut with a knife. The day’s trials and tribulations have been…

CLIENT: Youth School Holiday Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190707 FROM: Cairns To: Townsville DATE: 9 July 2019 POSITION: Mourilyan Harbour REPORT BY: White Watch Today was a long day, in fact, it was so long that this is being written the day after. At 0110. The day started for the majority with the bugle from the…

CLIENT: Youth School Holiday Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190707 FROM: Cairns To: Townsville DATE: 8 July 2019 POSITION: Sudbury Cay REPORT BY: White Watch The morning started for the white watches at 0500 by the unbothered Gabriel and Josh, followed by the rest of the watch rising one hour later at 0600. This early morning shift…

CLIENT: Youth School Holiday Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190707 FROM: Cairns To: Townsville DATE: 7 July 2019 POSITION: Fitzroy Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch The loudly played bugle dragged us all, tired and ill-rested, from our beds at 6:30am.  The Skipper gave us an introduction and the sailing master gave us a safety briefing which we…

CLIENT: Cairns School Holiday Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190702 FROM: Cairns To: Cairns DATE: 4 July 2019 POSITION: Green is REPORT BY: Red Watch We woke up at Sudbury reef and started our day with the bugle and reef knot tying and backstays competitions. After some organisation, everyone took the dinghy over to the sand bank.…

CLIENT: Cairns School Holiday Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190702 FROM: Cairns To: Cairns DATE: 3 July 2019 POSITION: Sudbury Cay REPORT BY: White Watch We woke up at 5am on the day of the 3rd of July. We got up and took detailed measurements of the degrees that the beacons were. This was done to calculate…

CLIENT: Cairns School Holiday Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190702 FROM: Cairns To: Cairns DATE: 2 July 2019 POSITION: Fitzroy Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch We began the day in a drizzle, there was an air of excitement as we walked towards the beautiful tall ship berthed in the Yorkeys knob harbour. Before we boarded the ship…

CLIENT: Mareeba SHS VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190622 FROM: Cairns To: Cairns DATE: 25 June 2019 POSITION: Vlassoff Cay REPORT BY: Blue Watch In the morning we got the opportunity to go snorkelling and saw a shark lying under a coral bombie at Milln Reef. We first had a competition for the back stays, which we lost…

CLIENT: Mareeba SHS VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190622 FROM: Cairns To: Cairns DATE: 24 June 2019 POSITION: Milln Reef REPORT BY: Red Watch Breakfast was served, watch members with the number 6 washed up. A knotting competition was had; the ship was checked for cleaning/neatness. Groups of 6 were taken to Fitzroy Island for a hike. Hiked…

CLIENT: Mareeba SHS VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190622 FROM: Cairns To: Cairns DATE: 23 June 2019 POSITION: Fitzroy Is REPORT BY: White Watch Three people from white watch woke up at 4 am in the morning and did anchor watch. We learned how to use the compass and we saw the sun rise. Then when everyone was…

CLIENT: Mareeba SHS VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190622 FROM: Cairns To: Cairns DATE: 22 June 2019 POSITION: Michaelmas Kay REPORT BY: Blue Watch We learnt how to tie figure 8 and round turn and 2 half hitch knots, we did training in the marina waiting for the bread delivery, we learnt to tack the sails and how…

CLIENT: Sail Trek Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190609 FROM: Townsville To: Cairns DATE: 13 June 2019 POSITION: Fitzroy Is REPORT BY:White Watch Today was a day of mixed weather, motor sailing and numerous gybes. It was a day of flaking, hauling, sweating and coiling. It was a day with halyards, sheets, preventers, reefing lines, vangs and…

CLIENT: Sail Trek Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190609 FROM: Townsville To: Cairns DATE: 12 June 2019 POSITION: Brammo Bay, Dunk Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch After much encouragement Andrew woke the crew with a glorious rendition of the Rousse on the bugle. He received much praise (and laughter) for his rendition with the general consensus it…

CLIENT: Sail Trek Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190609 FROM: Townsville To: Cairns DATE: 11 June 2019 POSITION: Cape Richards, Hinchinbrook Is REPORT BY: Red Watch A most exciting day commenced with the rubbing of the brass. However one crew member was heard to say “Why the hell did I get woken at 6.00 to do this!…

CLIENT: Sail Trek Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190609 FROM: Townsville To: Cairns DATE: 10 June 2019 POSITION: Pioneer Bay, Orpheus Is REPORT BY: White Watch Waking everyone up with reveille on the bugle was fun (until I get woken up tomorrow), to the lovely smell of hot baked beans and scrambled egg breakfast, cooked by the…

CLIENT: Sail Trek Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190609 FROM: Townsville To: Cairns DATE: 9 June 2019 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch 0630 Ship’s company woken up. 0700 Continental breakfast while alongside the refuelling wharf at Breakwater Marina, Townsville. 0730 Crew meeting 0745 commence training, each watch were allocated a station and familiarised…

CLIENT: Townsville Flexible Learning VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190604 FROM: Airlie Beach To: Townsville DATE: 6 June 2019 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Is REPORT BY: Red Watch Today on South Passage Red Watch had an interesting day, some of us were feeling sick the rest were fine. We came second in the knotting competition and had three…

CLIENT: Townsville Flexible Learning VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190604 FROM: Airlie Beach To: Townsville DATE: 5 June 2019 POSITION: Cape Upstart REPORT BY: White Watch In the morning we woke up early to write in our booklets, it was around 4am in the morning that the first person had to wake up. After the first person was…

CLIENT: Townsville Flexible Learning VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190604 FROM: Airlie Beach To: Townsville DATE: 4 June 2019 POSITION: Bona Bay REPORT BY: Blue Watch We were awoken at 6:30 am all of the watches got up and had our cold breckie and a short time after we had a yummy hot breakfast. We were all on…

CLIENT: Emerald Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190527 FROM: Rosslyn Bay To: Airlie Beach DATE: 1 June 2019 POSITION: Nara Inlet, Hook Is REPORT BY: Red Watch Today, Red Watch was on shift at 4.00 to 6.00 in the morning before polishing the brass on the helm, bell, bugle and plaque. We woke up the rest…

CLIENT: Emerald Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190527 FROM: Rosslyn Bay To: Airlie Beach DATE: 31 May 2019 POSITION: Butterfly Bay, Hook Is REPORT BY: White Watch White Watch started the day off with a 0400-0800 watch, the rest of the groups where woken up at 06:30. At 08:30 we departed the boat in the little…

CLIENT: Emerald Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190527 FROM: Rosslyn Bay To: Airlie Beach DATE: 30 May 2019 POSITION: Whitehaven Beach REPORT BY: Blue Watch In the morning, we had a knot competition featuring the clove hitch knot, which was won by the Red Watch. After breakfast, those who chose to went for a swim on…

CLIENT: Emerald Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190527 FROM: Rosslyn Bay To: Airlie Beach DATE: 29 May 2019 POSITION: Scawfell Is REPORT BY: Red Watch Red Watch woke up at 5am to polish and clean the brass at the helm of the boat. We began the day with a figure of eight knot tying competition. Once…

CLIENT: Emerald Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190527 FROM: Rosslyn Bay To: Airlie Beach DATE: 28 May 2019 POSITION: Middle Percy Is REPORT BY: White Watch The day for White Watch started 0500: all seven of our members, including our Watch Leader, were coaxed up onto the deck to practise tying certain knots, fill out our…

CLIENT: Emerald Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190527 FROM: Rosslyn Bay To: Airlie Beach DATE: 27 May 2019 POSITION: Pearl Bay REPORT BY: Blue Watch Last night we arrived by bus from Emerald at Keppel Bay Marina and boarded the ship. With a six thirty start this morning, we had breakfast and set out to learn…

CLIENT: St Lukes Anglican School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190518 FROM: Hervey Bay To: Bundaberg DATE: 19 May 2019 POSITION: Watumba Lagoon, Fraser Is REPORT BY: White Watch We had begun our first watch of the day at 4 o’clock. During which we took measurements of wind speed, wind direction, barometer, depth, clarity of weather, light anchor,…

CLIENT: St Lukes Anglican School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190518 FROM: Hervey Bay To: Bundaberg DATE: 18 May 2019 POSITION: McKenzies Jetty, Fraser Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch We arrived at the ship and had a safety brief, looked around the ship and were put into groups. We then left the port, setting up sails and sheets,…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190513 FROM: Manly To: Hervey Bay DATE: 13 May 2019 POSITION: Mooloolaba REPORT BY: Blue Watch Hi all. As I start to write this report we are moored at Mooloolaba and I thought I would share with you my first day of a 3 day passage as a new…

CLIENT: Silkwood School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190505 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 9 May 2019 POSITION: Rous Channel, Cape Bay REPORT BY: White Watch Today we went ashore at Coochiemudlo Island. While we were there we walked along the beach towards Flanders Point. Some people swam. Some people played at the playground. We headed back to…

CLIENT: Silkwood School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190505 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 7 May 2019 POSITION: Yellow Patch, Cape Moreton REPORT BY: Red Watch We went ashore at Tangalooma where we ran up the sand dunes, snorkelled near a shipwreck and got to feed hundreds of fish as well. Whilst we were there we also found…

CLIENT: Silkwood School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190505 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 6 May 2019 POSITION: Tangalooma REPORT BY: White Watch We were woken up at four in the morning and it was a breezy morning. As we headed up, out of the ship, had some breakfast, and we did some rope tying. We headed to…

CLIENT: Silkwood School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190505 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 5 May 2019 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Peel Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch Arrived here at 8:45, and left on the ship at 10:30am. Had lunch at 12pm, we raised the sails and learnt how to tie many different types of ropes. We had rotations…

CLIENT: Silkwood School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190429 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 3 May 2019 POSITION: Big Sandhills, Moreton Is REPORT BY: White Watch This morning we woke up at 5am and worked a bit in our adventure manual and did some cleaning, then practiced our knot which was called the double sheet bend. Red watch…

CLIENT: Silkwood School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190429 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 2 May 2019 POSITION: Cabbage Tree Point REPORT BY: Blue Watch At dawn, the blue watch group were brought up on deck to clean the brass. Then when everyone woke up, we had a knot tying competition, demonstrating the bowline knot. Cold and hot…

CLIENT: Silkwood School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190429 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 1 May 2019 POSITION: The Broadwater REPORT BY: Red Watch Today was our roughest sailing day, voyaging from Moreton Island to Southport. After we pulled the anchor up, we hoisted the sails and set off. Around the cape and into the open ocean at…

CLIENT: Silkwood School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190429 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 30 April 2019 POSITION: Bulwer, Moreton Is REPORT BY: White Watch Today we started our watch at 4 until 8 am. We cleaned the brass and learned how to tie a reef knot. Levi woke up everyone else using a bugle, then we had…

CLIENT: Silkwood School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190429 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 29 April 2019 POSITION: Tangalooma REPORT BY: Blue Watch 15 Silkwood sailors arrived at Manly Harbour with a mix of trepidation and excitement. When they arrived at the jetty, they were greeted with smiles by the crew of the South Passage. They were sorted…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190422 FROM: Gladstone To: Brisbane DATE: 26 April 2019 POSITION: Tangalooma REPORT BY: Red Watch South Passage treated us to an exciting day of wind and sunshine, punctuated by turtles and dolphins. We navigated through Sandy Straits and undertook the dreaded Wide Bay Bar crossing. Wide Bay Bar is…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190422 FROM: Gladstone To: Brisbane DATE: 25 April 2019 POSITION: Great Sandy Straits REPORT BY: White Watch We weren’t quite sure if we were beating upwind, or the wind was beating up South Passage as we battled a 25 kt headwind with 30 kt gusts, under darkened skies, no…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190422 FROM: Gladstone To: Brisbane DATE: 22 April 2019 POSITION: Pancake Creek REPORT BY: Blue Watch Today marks the start of the return trip from the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race. After celebrating our second place position with pizza at the dock last night we left Gladstone and started…

CLIENT: Youth Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190415 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 16 April 2019 POSITION: Tangalooma REPORT BY: White Watch After competing in the morning knotting and backstay competitions, we departed from our anchorage off Moreton Island during a wild squall, bound for Tangalooma. During the journey we undertook numerous tacking exercises. After a scrumptious…

CLIENT: Youth Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190415 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 15 April 2019 POSITION: Big Sandhills, Moreton Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch On the first day of a three-day sail from Manly to Manly, the crew arrived from 8:30-9:30. Before the safety talk the crew got their bunks set up. At 10 o’clock the…

CLIENT: Saint Stephens College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190408 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 11 April 2019 POSITION: Big Sandhills, Moreton Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch Blue watch was rising and shining literally on day 4. Our day started off with a 4am to 8am morning anchor watch where we were shining the brass and dancing in…

CLIENT: Saint Stephens College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190408 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 10 April 2019 POSITION: Tangalooma, Moreton Is REPORT BY: Red Watch The day started off with a rather unpleasant attempt blowing the bugle by one of our peers. After downing breakfast and having the rope knotting competition, the crew headed on deck to…

CLIENT: Saint Stephens College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190408 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 9 April 2019 POSITION: Currigee, South Stradbroke Is REPORT BY: White Watch Tuesday started off with an early morning start from white watch (obviously the best group). The four hour watch consisted of polishing the brass on the helm, taking compass readings, cleaning…

CLIENT: Saint Stephens College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190408 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 8 April 2019 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Peel Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch Today was something different, needless to say. It was an early start, with most of us arriving at 8:00 and starting our voyage after a safety briefing. The students were set…

CLIENT: Byron Bay VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190319 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 21 March 2019 POSITION: Little Sand Hills REPORT BY: Red Watch Today, we went snorkelling at Tangalooma where we explored the ship wrecks filled with various species of sea life. After enjoying the morning at the beach we set sail and headed out of…

CLIENT: Byron Bay VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190319 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 20 March 2019 POSITION: Tangalooma REPORT BY: White Watch Today white watch woke up at 5am and cleaned the brass on the wheel and other brass on the ship. The sunrise this morning was fantastic! Then we all waited for the others to get…

CLIENT: Byron Bay VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190319 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 19 March 2019 POSITION: Big Sandhills, Moreton Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch Wake up at 6:30. Cold breakfast (cereal). Fire escape drill. Hot breakfast (scrambled eggs, baked beans). Learnt to sail (belaying , knot tying etc.). Set sail to Morton Island, practised tacking as…

CLIENT: Mullumbimby HS VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190312 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 14 March 2019 POSITION: Big Sandhills, Moreton Is REPORT BY: Red Watch Watch started at 4. We did some book work and practiced knots. We polished the brass and woke everybody up practiced our bowline knot, Then we had a comp which we won…

CLIENT: Mullumbimby HS VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190312 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 13 March 2019 POSITION: Tangalooma Wrecks REPORT BY: White Watch As our watch had the 0400 – 0800 watch, we had to wake up at 0500 hours. After checking cardinal points, we then had to polish the brass. It hadn’t been polished in months…

CLIENT: Mullumbimby HS VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190312 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 12 March 2019 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Peel Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch After a very long night of limited sleep, the Mullumbimby High School crew on the South Passage were more than ready to set sail. The day kicked off with a quick demonstration…

CLIENT: Sydney to Brisbane Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190110 FROM: Sydney To: Manly DATE: 16 January 2019 POSITION: Tangalooma, Moreton is REPORT BY: Blue Watch I love the smell of Brasso™ in the morning. Yes, we started with an early morning session of polishing the 25 year old brass of South Passage. It looked great…

CLIENT: Sydney to Brisbane Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190110 FROM: Sydney To: Manly DATE: 15 January 2019 POSITION: Blakesley’s Anchorage, Moreton Bay REPORT BY: Red Watch We started our morning with a 4-8am watch. We passed Cape Byron at approximately at 4:07. Then it wasn’t long until we were seeing the beautiful sunrise at 6:10.…

CLIENT: Sydney to Brisbane Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190110 FROM: Sydney To: Manly DATE: 14 January 2019 POSITION: Heading for Southport REPORT BY: White Watch We finally left Coffs Harbour after prepping the sails and going on a walk around Mutton Bird Island. We spotted a baby brown snake, Tom’s bee sting from the previous…

CLIENT: Sydney to Brisbane Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190110 FROM: Sydney To: Manly DATE: 13 January 2019 POSITION: Coffs Harbour REPORT BY: Blue Watch Starting off in the middle of the night, our shift was 4am to 8am. It was quite different to any other watches we had done before, as we were guided by…

CLIENT: Sydney to Brisbane Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190110 FROM: Sydney To: Manly DATE: 12 January 2019 POSITION: Heading for Trial Bay REPORT BY: Red Watch Early in the morning we awoke in pairs and did anchor watch for one hour each between the hours of 4-8, then Phil rudely woke everybody up with a…

CLIENT: Sydney to Brisbane Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190110 FROM: Sydney To: Manly DATE: 11 January 2019 POSITION: Broughton Is REPORT BY: White Watch Today began bright and early with White Watch rising at 4am! We took bearings to monitor the boats anchorage and defined some sailing terms that we’re beginning to understand…sort of. We…

CLIENT: Sydney to Brisbane Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20190110 FROM: Sydney To: Manly DATE: 10 January 2019 POSITION: Hunter River, Newcastle REPORT BY: Blue Watch Today was our first day sailing. We woke up in Watson’s Bay and had a safety briefing. During the safety briefing each watch group elected their leaders and the mate…

CLIENT: The Hills Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181217 FROM: Sydney To: Sydney DATE: 19 December 2018 POSITION: Stockton Reach, Hunter River REPORT BY: Red Watch The daily 6:30 wake-up call from the newly polished bugle marked the beginning of our third day sailing on the South Passage. After our cold and hot breakfast wonderfully prepared…

CLIENT: The Hills Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181217 FROM: Sydney To: Sydney DATE: 18 December 2018 POSITION: Refuge Cove, Broken Bay REPORT BY: White Watch Today we all woke up early and started the day off well. We had a delicious prepared meal from Hugh. First thing of the day was a knot challenge where…

CLIENT: The Hills Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181217 FROM: Sydney To: Sydney DATE: 17 December 2018 POSITION: Rose Bay REPORT BY: Blue Watch We boarded the boat at around 8.30 am from there we meandered around Sydney Harbour learning simple skills such as hitching and belaying. We were also shown around the boat and were…

CLIENT: Chevalier College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181207 FROM: Sydney To: Sydney DATE: 8 December 2018 POSITION: Refuge Bay REPORT BY: White Watch South Passage left Athol Bay, Sydney Harbour at 09:15. We took up the 50 m of anchor chain manually, hoisted the sails and began to sail out through the Heads, experiencing rough waters for…

CLIENT: TC Canberra Navy Cadets VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181130 FROM: Sydney To: Sydney DATE: 1 December 2018 POSITION: Refuge Bay REPORT BY: White Watch We left Canberra at 4:30 on Friday. It was a nice day with a bit of wind, and we arrived at port around 9:45 pm. Once we got onto South Passage we…

CLIENT: Blaxland High School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181125 FROM: Sydney To: Sydney DATE: 25 November 2018 POSITION: Jibbon Beach, Port Hacking REPORT BY: Blue Watch We woke up at 6am to catch the 6.30am train from Blaxland Station and got off at Central Station. We made a quick dash to Darling Harbour and stopped at the…

CLIENT: St Phillips Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181122 FROM: Sydney To: Sydney DATE: 23 November 2018 POSITION: Farm Cove, Sydney Harbour REPORT BY: White Watch We woke up at 6 to polish the skipper’s brass. We then had turns playing the bugle to wake up everyone else (it was extremely hard). We then had a…

CLIENT: St Phillips Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181122 FROM: Sydney To: Sydney DATE: 22 November 2018 POSITION: Balls Head Bay, Sydney Harbour REPORT BY: Blue Watch Today is day one of the voyage. We woke up at 4:30 to catch a train leaving at 5:07 from Broadmeadow station, we then arrived at Central Station, Sydney…

CLIENT: St Phillips Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181117 FROM: Sydney To: Sydney DATE: 18 November 2018 POSITION: Lovett Bay, Broken Bay REPORT BY: White Watch During our trip on the South Passage we have learnt knot tying such as the two half hitch, reef knot, figure eight knot and the bowline. All these knots provide…

CLIENT: St Phillips Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181117 FROM: Sydney To: Sydney DATE: 17 November 2018 POSITION: Refuge Bay, Broken Bay REPORT BY: Blue Watch During our first day, we met at the train station at 4.20 am, ready to arrive in Sydney by 7.30. Once we were in Sydney and found the ship at…

CLIENT: Mackillop College Bathurst VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181113 FROM: Sydney To: Sydney DATE: 14 November 2018 POSITION: Lane Cove River REPORT BY: White Watch This morning we were woken up at 6:30 by Sarah with the bugle before proceeding to our cold breakfast. Then we had a knotting competition and tying the reef knot followed by…

CLIENT: Mackillop College Bathurst VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181113 FROM: Sydney To: Sydney DATE: 13 November 2018 POSITION: Athol Bay REPORT BY: Blue Watch The first day was very enjoyable. Our blue watch controlled the front of the boat, turning the sails and pulling in lines. These challenges and new experiences created great teamwork amongst our watches.…

CLIENT: St Phillips Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181110 FROM: Sydney To: Sydney DATE: 11 November 2018 POSITION: Refuge Bay REPORT BY: White Watch We were put into 3 different watch groups blue, red and white, we all had set shifts at different times throughout the day. White watch was assigned an early morning watch from…

CLIENT: St Phillips Christian College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181110 FROM: Sydney To: Sydney DATE: 10 November 2018 POSITION: Rose Bay REPORT BY: Blue Watch For our first day of sailing, we travelled to Sydney, caught some trains and finally we boarded the South Passage. We were introduced to our watch leaders and were split into three…

CLIENT: Central Coast Rudolph Steiner School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181107 FROM: Sydney To: Sydney DATE: 8 November 2018 POSITION: Lane Cove River REPORT BY: Blue Watch We woke up on the cusp of dawn at the hour of 6. We then equipped ourselves with the stiff cloths which we then engulfed in tarnished liquid gold. After…

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