CLIENT: Silkwood School
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20180423
FROM: Manly TO: Manly
DATE: 23 April 2018
POSITION: Tangalooma Wrecks
REPORT BY: Blue Watch
We drove to Brisbane from the Gold Coast this morning and went aboard South Passage. Our watch pulled up the jib sail and we sailed from Manly harbour to Tangalooma in 3 hours. Within this time many of us got to have a go at the helm of the ship, practiced going up the escape hatch, learnt how to tie the reef knot and the round turn and two half hitches. We then went to shore to walk on the beach and ended up swimming. Some of us didn’t plan to so we just went in our clothing.
Before dinner, we did a knot tying contest to see what team had the most skill in knot tying so far. The winning team was red and in second was blue and last but least was white. For dinner we had chicken and mashed potato, carrots and peas with gravy. For dessert we had apple pie with a choice of custard or cream.
Blue watch went to watch at 8 pm (2000) till 12 pm (2400) They recorded the position of the boat by choosing three points to take bearings from to keep track of where the boat is to make sure we don’t move in the night.