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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: St Johns College


FROM: Manly TO: Coffs Harbour

DATE: 11 Oct 2017

POSITION: Currigee, South Stradbroke Is

Report by: White Watch

Alana, Amber and Tom woke up at 4am in the morning and started a morning shift. We wrote in the log book, at 5am they woke Aimee, Luca and Merrilyn up for their shift. At 6am we all started to clean the brass located on the helm, we had to make sure it was done properly otherwise the skipper would make us do it again. When we had finished cleaning the brass, we used the bugle to wake everyone up to have cold breakfast. Since we were up first we got breakfast first then the other watches. After that everyone had a knot tying competition being the reef knot which was won by blue. We then all helped pull up the anchor, followed by hot breakfast.

We got underway sailing under engine as we were motoring through the channels all day. Through the rotations everyone was able to have a go at each role that went for 15 minutes each. As part of the role of being a stand by helmsman you had to mark on the map position and time that we passed each marker. As we were motoring through the channels we noticed sea turtles, dugongs and dolphins.

We moored at Currigee, South Stradbroke Island, at around 2pm. We then had 2 hours of shore leave on the island, but before we could go over and lower the ladder and dinghy. Once on the island then we were able to walk to the ocean side of the island, where we played a game of touch football and soccer. Once we returned to the inland side of the island we went for a swim and made our way back to the boat.

After everyone was back on the boat we all had a competition of the backstays and a competition the figure of eight knot. Then we all had a few hours to relax and have dinner and get ready for the night watches.

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