South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: General Public Voyage

VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180110

FROM: Sydney TO: Brisbane

DATE: 10 January 2018

POSITION: Refuge Bay

REPORT BY: White Watch

Our South Passage journey began at 5pm on Wednesday, when the vessel pulled into Darling Harbour. After a brief introduction, we set sail and found ourselves in Balmain where we docked for dinner in the Royal Oak Restaurant. The next morning the team were woken by the infamous bugle and ate breakfast. We spent the morning learning the basics of sailing as we cruised around the harbour coastline. We were taught how to belay ropes, raise the sails, tie knots and handle the various ropes around the ship.

As we sailed past the heads, we were rewarded for our hard work with salad rolls for lunch. During our first 2 hour watch, the White Watch rotated around the boat performing a number of tasks and took turns steering the boat at the helm. At 4pm all watches took down the sails and the boat moored at Refuge Bay, where we spent some time relaxing at the small beach called Refuge Beach. After our first knot tying competition (where we were placed 2nd!), we ate a delicious dinner with Apple Pie for dessert before heading to bed, keen for the next day.

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