Ship’s Log

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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…

CLIENT: Central Coast Rudolph Steiner School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181107 FROM: Sydney To: Sydney DATE: 7 November 2018 POSITION: Lane Cove River REPORT BY: Red Watch We left school at 9:45 and we arrived at 11:00, then we walked around Sydney for about an hour. We were assigned our watch groups and saw the other group…

CLIENT: Central Coast Rudolph Steiner School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181105 FROM: Sydney To: Sydney DATE: 6 November 2018 POSITION: Athol Bay, Sydney Harbour REPORT BY: White Watch White watch started the day at four am with the traditional brass polishing activity commencing at six am. During the evening we heard penguins from the beach near the…

CLIENT: Central Coast Rudolph Steiner School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181105 FROM: Sydney To: Sydney DATE: 5 November 2018 POSITION: Store Bay, Sydney Harbour REPORT BY: Blue Watch We arrived at Tuggerah station at 6:45 and took the train to Hornsby and then went to Wynyard. We then walked to Darling Harbor where we got on South…

CLIENT: Lorien Novalis Steiner School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181028 FROM: Port Stephens To: Sydney DATE: 31 October 2018 POSITION: La Perouse, Botany Bay REPORT BY: Blue Watch Today is day 4 of our big sea voyage and it was quite an eventful one. We started off with an early start just as usual, a cold breakfast…

CLIENT: Lorien Novalis Steiner School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181028 FROM: Port Stephens To: Sydney DATE: 30 October 2018 POSITION: Refuge Bay, Broken Bay REPORT BY: Red Watch My day started off with a nice breakfast from Hugh who made bacon and eggs that tasted really good While lying on the bow sprit 5-6 dolphins came right…

CLIENT: Lorien Novalis Steiner School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181028 FROM: Port Stephens To: Sydney DATE: 29 October 2018 POSITION: Stockton Reach, Hunter River REPORT BY: White Watch This morning White Watch arose hours before the first rays of sun-light hit the Scottish-like hills of Broughton Island and the South Passage ship that was anchored in its…

CLIENT: Lorien Novalis Steiner School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181028 FROM: Port Stephens To: Sydney DATE: 28 October 2018 POSITION: Broughton Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch We started our long voyage with an early departure from Nelson Bay Marina. We had an early morning wakeup call at approximately 6:30 am, then had a cold breakfast consisting of…

CLIENT: St Phillips College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181021 FROM: Coffs Harbour To: Port Stephens DATE: 21 October 2018 POSITION: Trial Bay REPORT BY: Blue Watch We got off our six hour train ride at Coffs Harbour and walked for a bit until we found our boat, then we went off to find a good place to…

CLIENT: St Johns College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181015 FROM: Manly To: Coffs Harbour DATE: 17 October 2018 POSITION: Currigee, South Stradbroke Is REPORT BY: White Watch Our day began early, crisp and fresh at Blakesleys Anchorage. We were awoken to the sound of an old bugle by a fellow classmate, like we were from the time…

CLIENT: St Johns College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181015 FROM: Manly To: Coffs Harbour DATE: 16 October 2018 POSITION: Blakesleys, North Stradbroke Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch On the 16th of October 2018, we woke up at an early hour of 6:30 after a blissful sleep on the water. The weather conditions were not looking promising the…

CLIENT: Redlands College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181008 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 9 October 2018 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Peel Is REPORT BY: White Watch At 4am, we woke up and went outside and measured some coordinates and compass readings as the sun was rising. We then started to clean all the brass on the ship and…

CLIENT: Redlands College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181008 FROM: Manly To: Manly DATE: 8 October 2018 POSITION: Big Sandhills, Moreton Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch We arrived by 9 o’clock at The William Gun Jetty at Manly. Everyone went onto the boat and set up their bunks. Once everyone was all set up we learnt how to…

CLIENT: St Stephens College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181001 FROM: Hervey Bay To: Manly DATE: 4 October 2018 POSITION: Tangalooma REPORT BY: Blue Watch At 4am, we prepared to set sail with the motor with Blue Watch on watch. At about 9am, we arrived at Wide Bay Harbour at the south end of Fraser Island, where we…

CLIENT: St Stephens College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181001 FROM: Hervey Bay To: Manly DATE: 3 October 2018 POSITION: South White Cliffs, Fraser Is REPORT BY: Red Watch On the morning of the 3rd of October, 2018, we arose from our slumber at 0600. We were challenged with the significant task of polishing the brass on the…

CLIENT: St Stephens College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20181001 FROM: Hervey Bay To: Manly DATE: 1 October 2018 POSITION: Platypus Bay REPORT BY: Blue Watch At 6:30 am all crew were awake and cold breakfast was served. Shortly after, a hot breakfast was served, followed by a very detailed safety briefing. We all separated into our watches…

CLIENT: Hervey Bay Day Sail DATE: 30 Sept 2018 Thanks for a fantastic day. The ocean swim from the anchored boat near Pelican Bank was refreshing and a trip highlight. Thanks to Liz for showing me how to sweat the ropes and for being patient. It was great to be able to participate in sailing…

CLIENT: Holiday Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180924 FROM: Manly TO: Hervey Bay DATE: 27 Sept 2018 POSITION: Rooney Point REPORT BY: Blue Watch Today, after anchoring at Moon Point, we set sail for Moon Island where we went for a swim in the crystal-clear water and managed to pick up some rubbish (luckily, there wasn’t too…

CLIENT: Holiday Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180924 FROM: Manly TO: Hervey Bay DATE: 26 Sept 2018 POSITION: Moon Point REPORT BY: Red Watch It was light wind with a few showers. Early morning dolphins, tuna and diving birds were sighted. Raised anchor and travelled north using motor due to very low wind. Trolling lures off back…

CLIENT: Holiday Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180924 FROM: Manly TO: Hervey Bay DATE: 25 Sept 2018 POSITION: Inskip Point REPORT BY: White Watch This morning we set off from Tangalooma, on Moreton Island at 0930. To raise the anchor, it must be rinsed with water as it is hauled in, to do this, a system is…

CLIENT: Holiday Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180924 FROM: Manly TO: Hervey Bay DATE: 24 Sept 2018 POSITION: Tangalooma REPORT BY: Blue Watch This morning we set sail at approximately 10:00 am from Manly to begin our journey to Tangalooma. We were given a safety briefing and introduction to both the ship and crew. Students were indicated…

CLIENT: Ormiston College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180921 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 22 Sept 2018 POSITION: Cowan Cowan REPORT BY: White Watch Our watch started at 0400 with anchor watch. This found that all overnight movement was typical and there was no need to wake Skipper. By 0600, all of White Watch was awake and began…

CLIENT: Ormiston College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180921 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 21 Sept 2018 POSITION: Tangalooma REPORT BY: Blue Watch Today we boarded South Passage knowing that the conditions were going to be quite challenging. We were excited when anticipating the journey ahead alongside the other crew members. A majority of us were new to…

CLIENT: Flexi Schools Brisbane VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180912 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 13 Sept 2018 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Peel Is REPORT BY: White Watch We woke up at 0500 and had a hot chocolate, then we started polishing the brass which ended up making it very shiny. At 7 o’clock we had our breakfast then…

CLIENT: Flexi Schools Brisbane VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180912 FROM: Manly TO: Manly DATE: 12 Sept 2018 POSITION: Tangalooma, Moreton Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch This morning we woke up a little earlier than we normally would, we left the house with a bag. In the bag we had my essentials, a blanket, clothes, a safety item,…

CLIENT: Somerset College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180903 FROM: Bundaberg TO: Manly DATE: 4 Sept 2018 POSITION: South White Cliffs, Fraser Is REPORT BY: White Watch Woke up at 0500 for our watch, it was partly cloudy however no rain or rough winds compared to yesterday, we partly saw the sunrise behind the clouds. During the watch…

CLIENT: Somerset College VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180903 FROM: Bundaberg TO: Manly DATE: 3 Sept 2018 POSITION: Arch Cliffs, Fraser Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch Woke up at 0600 for breakfast and got dressed. We then prepared the sails at 0630, followed by a hot breakfast. After this we began sailing towards Fraser Island from Bundaberg. At…

CLIENT: ISPA Japan VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180817 FROM: Townsville TO: Mackay DATE: 24 August 2018 POSITION: Brampton Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch Currently on day 7, the ISPA Japan voyage is slowly coming to its end. Finally we had reached command day! After waking up at 5:00, Blue Watch polished the brass and witnessed a stunning…

Voyage: ISPA Voyage No: 20180817 Date 23/8/18 Position: Plantation Bay, Lindeman Is Report by Red Watch We woke up at 0400 for a watch that went on till 0800, our watch was pleasant with no issues apart from our exhaustion. In the morning, we had cold breakie, usually followed by our daily knot comp, but…

Voyage: ISPA Voyage No: 20180817 Date 21/8/18 Position: Nara Inlet, Hook Island Report by Blue Watch Double bayにアンカリング中に朝のワッチ。 真鍮磨きの後、アイザックとかのんが起床のbugleを吹いた。 朝食後クラブヒッチの、ノットコンペディションをした。イルカを発見。 Hayman Islandで泳いだ。50cmぐらいの魚に、スキッパーがパンを投げていた。 渚が海に飛び込んだ。(半回転) Langford Island国立公園に上陸。South passage was here!の文字を砂に描く。 展望台からSouth passageが見えた。 夕方、Nara Inletにアンカリング。晩ご飯のポークチョップがとても大きかったのが印象的だった。 Good night! We had Morning watch while anchoring in Double Bay. After brass polishing, Izaak and Kanon blew the bugle for getting everyone…

VOYAGE: ISPA VOYAGE NO.: 20180817 DATE: 20/8/18 POSITION: Double Bay REPORT BY: Red Watch.   G’day mate. Today we woke up at 0400hrs for our morning watch which went on till 0800hrs. We visited Gloucester Island, which we had anchored next to. Going ashore we got to have fun on the beach while others went…

VOYAGE: ISPA VOYAGE NO.: 20180817 DATE: 19/8/18 POSITION: Bona Bay, Gloucester Is. REPORT BY: White Watch. Yesterday, White watch arose at 0400hrs to do anchor watch and polish the brass, before waking the boat up with a terrible attempt at playing the bugle. Our knot competition score is starting to spread out, with Blue watch…

VOYAGE: ISPA: Townsville to Mackay VOYAGE NO.: 20180817 DATE: 18/8/18 POSITION: Cape Cleveland REPORT BY: Blue Watch. Today was our first full day aboard South Passage and what a beautiful day! We woke up at 6:30 to the sound of the bugle. On the breakfast menu was toast, scrambled eggs and baked beans. Before setting…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School – Group E VOYAGE NUMBER:   20180807 FROM: Townsville  TO: Townsville DATE: 16th August 2018 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island REPORT BY: Blue Watch   We started off the day at 4:00am, gazing at the twinkling stars and planets while we took compass readings. The data we collected on deck was recorded in…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School – Group E VOYAGE NUMBER:   20180807 FROM: Townsville  TO: Townsville DATE: 15th August 2018 POSITION: Palm Island REPORT BY: Red Watch   Ella Brereton and Patrick Axford We woke up at about 7:30 at Mungulla Station and practically inhaled our breakfast we were that hungry. We ate not only what was…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School – Group D VOYAGE NUMBER:   20180807 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 14th August 2018 POSITION: Cardwell, Hinchinbrook Channel REPORT BY: White Watch   Today on the “South Passage” many interesting and exciting techniques were taught on the boat’s deck. Activities such as steering the ship, knot tying competitions and sail duties…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School – Group D VOYAGE NUMBER:   20180807 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 13th August 2018 POSITION: Pioneer Bay, Orpheus Island REPORT BY: Blue Watch After a short bus trip we arrived at Lucinda port where we were greeted by the barge. We then had to make water deliveries to Pelorus Island and…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School – Group C VOYAGE NUMBER:   20180807 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 12th August 2018 POSITION: Palm Island REPORT BY: Red Watch   Most of us were asleep when we were moored adjacent to Lucinda jetty. We moved at 5:15. There was a knots competition for the round turn and two half…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School – Group C VOYAGE NUMBER:   20180807 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 11th August 2018 POSITION: Lucinda REPORT BY: White Watch When we first lay eyes on the beautiful South Passage, she was moored at Yanks jetty. We could already tell that this was going to be an unforgettable adventure. Everyone made…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School – Group B VOYAGE NUMBER:   20180807 FROM: Townsville  TO: Townsville DATE: 10th August 2018 POSITION: Pioneer Bay, Orpheus Island REPORT BY: Blue Watch   Blue watch got up at 4:00am for anchor watch and then polished the brass on the ship at 6am. Cold Breakfast was served shortly thereafter followed by…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180807 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 9 August 2018 POSITION: Cardwell REPORT BY: Red Watch The Cathedral College group B started the day at Mungalla station, where we mingled for four hours while awaiting the bus to pick us up, taking us to Lucinda. From here we caught a…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180807 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 8 August 2018 POSITION: Palm Is REPORT BY: White Watch Today, I had an early start; 4am! Although it was dark, windy and cold, it was still nice. Later on, we learnt how to turn the backstay on and off and how to…

CLIENT: The Cathedral School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180807 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 7 August 2018 POSITION: Palm Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch 9:32 – The Adventurers boarded the South Passage sailing boat. 9:35 – They settled into their bunks and split into watch groups 9:55 – They learnt the basics of the boat and knot…

CLIENT: Townsville Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180725 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 28 July 2018 POSITION: Rattlesnake Is REPORT BY: Blue Watch Wow, I am lost for words, this trip has been a new and amazing adventure, so many new experiences, like sharing two bathrooms with 22 other people and living in such a tight…

CLIENT: Townsville Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180725 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 27 July 2018 POSITION: Lucinda REPORT BY: Red Watch We woke up at 6:30, bright and early, to rain dripping into the sleeping quarters. We all got ready and had cold breakfast and watched the sun rise over Orpheus Island. Then we had…

CLIENT: Townsville Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180725 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 26 July 2018 POSITION: Orpheus Is REPORT BY: White Watch A ‘whaley’ good day today! After the obligatory 6:30 bugle call awoke some tired travellers, we ate both a hot and cold breakfast accompanied by waving whales coming to say ‘Hi’. Four whales…

CLIENT: Townsville Grammar School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180725 FROM: Townsville TO: Townsville DATE: 25 July 2018 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay REPORT BY: Blue Watch Today was the first day of the South Passage where we set sail towards Magnetic Island. There was a beautiful sunset upon our departure and we were all in awe. We learnt the…

CLIENT: Trinity Anglican School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180721 FROM: Cairns TO: Townsville DATE: 24 July 2018 POSITION: Horseshoe Bay REPORT BY: Blue Watch We began the day with an early start for blue watch with a 5:00am start to set sail. This was because we wanted to catch the high tide and cross Lucinda bar, Lucinda…

CLIENT: Trinity Anglican School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180721 FROM: Cairns TO: Townsville DATE: 23 July 2018 POSITION: Lucinda REPORT BY: Red Watch Woke up at an early 5:50am morning at Dunk Island with clear sky visibility, cool temperatures and the subtle, relaxing sounds of waves and early morning birds. Despite all of this, the Red Group…

CLIENT: Trinity Anglican School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180721 FROM: Cairns TO: Townsville DATE: 22 July 2018 POSITION: Dunk Island REPORT BY: White Watch The day began with a 6 am wakeup call and a cold breakfast, the crew promptly set about rising the sails and making for our destination; Dunk Island. As we left Fitzroy and…

CLIENT: Trinity Anglican School VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180721 FROM: Cairns TO: Townsville DATE: 21 July 2018 POSITION: Fitzroy Island REPORT BY: Blue Watch We started the day early with a crash course of the boat, knots, sailing terminology and our groups. We then motored out of Yorkeys Knob where our sails shortly took over, truly beginning…

CLIENT: General Public Voyage VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180707 FROM: Cairns TO: Cairns DATE: 13 July 2018 POSITION: Cairns REPORT BY: WL Barry Moore They signed up with South Passage, to learn to sail a bit but judging by their luggage size, we wondered if they’d fit. We got ‘em into watches, of red or white or…

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