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, we went above deck. This was when we started learning how to belay ropes and hoist sails. Soon afterwards, came the safety briefing. We were shown the emergency escape plan and where the rafts were. This include what to do if there was a man overboard.
We then set sail and travelled between Green Island and King Island and then up north past Mud Island before heading for Horseshoe Bay at Peel Island to anchor for the night. Along the way, there were many patches of rain that made everyone cold and a little bit grumpy, but otherwise it was smooth sailing.
We encountered a pair of whales that were roughly 100m away from the boat, between Mud Island and Moreton. This occurred while we were doing a rotation of duties aboard the South Passage, such as steering, checking ropes and lookout. We had only just finished with these duties when we were called back up to deck to lower the sails.
After successfully lowering and stowing the sails away, we tidied up loose ropes and halyards. We then dropped anchor and filed below deck to which we had a great dinner prepared and cooked for us by Dennis. Philip and Will