South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: Chevalier College

VOYAGE NUMBER: 20171209

FROM: Sydney TO: Sydney

DATE: 09 Dec 2017

POSITION: Stores Beach, Manly

Report by: Blue Watch

Boarded South Passage at Kings Street Wharf, Darling Harbour and motored up the harbour and around Cockatoo Island whilst we stowed gear and had some training in handling ropes. Sails were then hoisted and South Passage spent some time tacking down the harbour in a light ESE wind, through a number of different racing fleets. We sailed out through Sydney heads but returned later in the afternoon to anchor in time for a swim off the boat.

Had a great experience and I learnt a lot during the day. Very keen to get out on the open seas tomorrow and test the ship out. Slight sea sickness but a few pills helped me out. Billy M

I had an awesome first day, was a very new experience for me, but one that was rich with learning and enjoyment. So keen for the next couple of days. Love all the staff but Hugh is my Favourite. Lachlan M

Really good day today. The water was a bit cold. Haven’t got sunburnt or sick so that’s good. Learnt heaps today. Caitlin

Today has been a great first day on the ship and it was a lot of fun learning about and how to sail. Hopefully the next couple of days will be just as good and I won’t get sea sick!  Anna

This first day was a great learning experience and hopefully tomorrow all the skills and knowledge we learnt today will be tested. So far this trip has been excellent and I can’t wait for the days to come! –Pierce

The first day of this trip has been a very great experience, I have learnt many new things about how to sail and many different knots. While sailing we saw Centre Point Tower and even sailed beneath the Harbour Bridge which was an experience not to forget. Doing night watch has helped one understand more about how important bearings and position is in keeping the boat and everyone on it safe. I very much look forward to the next few days and what they have to bring. – Savion

Sailing down Sydney Harbour through the various racing fleets was exciting. Anchored at the Quarantine Station Bay we could still see the Centrepoint Tower in the middle of Sydney, while the ferries to and from Manly wharf kept passing our anchorage.

With the wind dropping, the gentle rocking of South Passage made sleeping in my bunk very comfortable. – Colin

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