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 out the adventure booklets and had a hot chocolate and biscuits.
0600 hours polished brass around ship
0630 hours whole crew woke up to the sound of a beautiful bugle
0700 to 0730 hours ate breakfast (yummy eggs and toast made by Hugh)
0715 hours had a knot tying competition (reef knot)
0800 hours took up the anchor all together manually and set sail
0800 to 1200 hours red watch took over of the ship
1200 to 1500 hours white watch took over the ship
1500 to 1700 hours went to Fraser Island
1700 to 2000 hours stayed on ship, off shore from Fraser Island
It was a challenging day but we learnt how to sail the ship better than yesterday. We each had specific jobs and sailing went smoothly. There were three team challenges throughout the day; a reef knot, backstay and figure of eight knot competition. Sailing was easier than yesterday and the process of tacking seemed more efficient overall. Throughout the day we saw several turtles as well as a pod of dolphins. None were injured nor hurled over the edge of the boat feeling sick unlike yesterday.