South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: Northern Beaches Scouts

VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180103

FROM: Sydney TO: Sydney

DATE: 6 January 2018

POSITION: Coasters Retreat, Broken Bay

REPORT BY: Blue Watch

Today we sailed from Fingal Bay to Broken Bay. We started off the day with a backstay competition. The Red Watch came first, the White Watch second, and The Blue Watch third. Then we started off our 11 hour sail!

On our sail, we got up to whoppin’ 12 knots! We saw dolphins, stingrays and lots of fish. Later in the voyage, some of us went on the bowsprit. We got shoulder deep in water! We had really nice tacos for lunch and luckily, nobody got seasick today. The water was quite rough, but the wind was very good. Today was the first day we sailed without a motor for the majority of the day. One of the most exciting parts of the day was when we had to turn very suddenly, and the boat heeled quite a bit.

In the evening, after we had reached Broken Bay, we had a sheet bend knot tying competition. Red watch won again, as per usual. Later in the evening, we elected our skipper, navigator, sailing master and watch leaders for tomorrow. The skipper is: Joel, the navigator is Tim and the sailing master is Charlie. We look forward to having a good day tomorrow when we take command of the ship.

 

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