CLIENT: Gold Youth Voyage
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20240103
FROM: Sydney To: Brisbane
DATE: 10 January 2024
POSITION: Peel Is
REPORT: White Watch
We woke up to a very loud bugle and were rushed out of bed to raise the anchor. Although it was drizzling and many of us were on very little sleep due to the mozzies and heat of our first night in Queensland, we came together to raise the anchor in less than half an hour which was our quickest time yet. We were very grateful when the skipper told us that we would be motoring to Straddie which made us all very happy because we could relax and hang out together because we didn’t have to put the sails up!
We arrived at Peel Island at around 11 o’clock and anchored just off the island. We then did our knot competition and red won. We were all very happy as we got to have a swim and jump off the ship which we all love to do, and one crew mate even did a backflip (nick).
Then we went on the dinghy to the island and went for a walk through the bush to the wrecks on the other side, however many of us did come out of bush which scratches and various bug bites. We then went for another swim to cool down. We then went for another swim to cool down where a lot of us got a bit sunburnt (whoops!).
To finish the day off the skipper gave us a theory lesson in tacking and gybing in the wind for command day tomorrow and then we had a great dinner of potatoes, pumpkin, veggies and beef – thanks Louise!! (we’ll miss you).