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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: Trinity Anglican School

VOYAGE NUMBER:  20180721

FROM: Cairns TO: Townsville

DATE: 21 July 2018

POSITION: Fitzroy Island

REPORT BY: Blue Watch

We started the day early with a crash course of the boat, knots, sailing terminology and our groups. We then motored out of Yorkeys Knob where our sails shortly took over, truly beginning our adventure. All hands were on deck when we did our first sail raise then tack.

We started our watch shifts at the same time lunch commenced, ham sandwiches and fruit. About half a dozen of our classmates felt ill. Their spirits were cheered up after witnessing our first whales, albeit only the tail. We then circled Fitzroy to practice our taking and skills which had notably improved since the morning.

When we anchored at 4pm, just off the coast of Fitzroy, we headed to the island for about an hour to swim, walk and explore. Our snorkelers enjoyed spotting turtles and coral trout. Heading backing to the boat, we completed our first knot tying competition (on the round turn and two half hitches) with blue team victorious.

We then had dinner, a full chicken meal accompanied by carrots, rice and peas. Later we had apple pie with custard and crème for desert and finished off the day tired. We hear that tomorrow is going to be a big day, and we all are very excited and nervous. Night watches are commencing shortly, we hopefully get us enough time for much needed rest. Austin & Kaelan

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