CLIENT: General Public Youth Voyage
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20231211
FROM: Sydney To: Sydney
DATE: 13 December 2023
POSITION: Little Shark Rock Point
REPORT: Blue Watch
We woke up at 6:30 this morning to the sound of a bugle being blasted in our ears. Then we had a cold breakfast, then a bowline knot competition. The weather today was clear and sunny with strong winds. No one on board got seasick. White watch won the comp, which was surprising as blue watch was winning all of the others up to this point.
We had a hot breakfast of hash browns and canned spaghetti on toast. Number 1 in each watch was then called to washing up, followed by a sail prep on the main sail. Then we hoisted the sails and sailed to Patonga Beach where we anchored for a swim and lunch. We had a backstay competition and white watch won, with blue watch as the runners up.
During the afternoon we had a rotation of three activities; learning to operate the dinghy, navigation skills and engine maintenance, such as dipping poles in oil, fuel, and gear box oil. Then we took up anchor and sailed to Little Shark Point. Afterwards most of the students took the dinghy out to Little Shark Point Beach. We then had another knot competition with a clove hitch. We had dinner of chicken stir fry and rice followed by dessert and went to bed.