South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: Lorien Novalis School

VOYAGE NUMBER:  20191027

FROM: Port Stephens To: Sydney

DATE: 28 October 2019

POSITION:  Broughton Is

REPORT BY: White Watch

In the morning we polished the brass before the rest of the watches woke up. Per routine we did a knot tying competition, of the figure of eight knot. We then manually raised the anchor, taking turns pumping water with the manual pump and raising the chain with the capstan. Next we began preparations to raise the sails, and had each watch care for a specific sail. White Watch raised the Jib and the Staysail.

Today we sailed out into open ocean for the first time and anchored at Broughton Island for the night. After spending the afternoon exploring the island and swimming, we learnt and competed in tying a bowline knot. Tonight is our first late night watch, going from 8pm to midnight. Tomorrow we hope to sail 80 nautical miles south to Broken Bay.


  1. Mary Evripidou on October 29, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Sounds so exciting and what a great adventure for Class 10 Lorien Novalis. Enjoy and come home safe. Sammy’s grandmother (yiayia)

  2. Susan, John & Willow on October 29, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Have the best best best time Finian and crew

  3. Kath Mason on October 29, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Sounds amazing
    Enjoy your trip

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