CLIENT: Silkwood School
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20190429
FROM: Manly To: Manly
DATE: 1 May 2019
POSITION: The Broadwater
REPORT BY: Red Watch
Today was our roughest sailing day, voyaging from Moreton Island to Southport. After we pulled the anchor up, we hoisted the sails and set off. Around the cape and into the open ocean at an average of 8 knots vessel speed. We encountered larger waves than we had so far throughout our voyage.
We were greeted by a pod of dolphins, which excited the Silkwood students and we tacked in for a scenic trip around Stradbroke Island. The waves came from the port side, corkscrewing the boat and making a large amount of our group fall sea sick, with some missing out on an amazing chicken burrito lunch. The sea sickness passed with time and rest and we picked up our energy for some adventurous sailing in the afternoon.
After a long sail we arrived in front of Surfers Paradise giving off a mesmerising glow contrasted by the dark sky. Due to increased wind speed ranging from 10 knots up to 20 knots in the late afternoon, we arrived at 7pm, 3 hours short of the ETA 10pm. Happy to report that everyone is in shipshape condition aboard South Passage!