South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: The Hills Grammar School

VOYAGE NUMBER:  20171218

FROM: Sydney TO: Sydney

DATE: 21 December 2017

POSITION: Frenchman’s Bay, Botany Bay

REPORT BY : Blue Watch

After anchoring for the night at Jervis bay, we set sail at 0700 am towards Day 4’s anchoring destination at Botany Bay. Blue watch’s role today was to control both of the headsails for the entire journey, whilst obviously performing our roles during the other watch periods. We began the first watch of the day with rough waves and sea spray everywhere, sea sickness claimed many victims today. The ocean had calmed around 10am, the average speed for the next couple of hours was around 7.5 knots. We were lucky enough to see more dolphins, the fourth day in a row. The rest of the journey was smooth sailings filled with delicious tacos for lunch and stir-fry for dinner by the infamous Hugh.

Later in the day, we competed in another knot competition, this was the first time we competed whilst still sailing. Later in the night, we elected our crew members to lead us back to the wharf tomorrow; our Skipper is Daniel, our Navigator is Kavi and then finally our Sail Master, Michaela. We then selected the Watch Leaders for each watch and Blue’s Watch Leader for tomorrow is Zach. Around 8pm, we had an interesting talent show with a total of 7 acts. A fantastic day of sailing for us!

 

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