CLIENT: Mullumbimby HS
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20190312
FROM: Manly To: Manly
DATE: 12 March 2019
POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Peel Is
REPORT BY: Blue Watch
After a very long night of limited sleep, the Mullumbimby High School crew on the South Passage were more than ready to set sail.
The day kicked off with a quick demonstration to each watch on the subject of setting the four sails. The sheets and halyards were daunting at first to many, but when it was time to raise the sails everybody performed their part in leaving the harbour.
But that wasn’t the end of training- many painfully slow tacks that the helpful, patient crew had to be put up with before it was finally time to let one watch take over the running of the shift.
So, what did everybody else do when it wasn’t their turn? One popular activity was the exhilarating perspective from the bow spirit. All it took was a harness to sit on the netted bow spirit to enjoy the trip from a new view. What could be more exciting than waves spraying you in the face as South Passage rode the tide.
On duty, watch members took turns to look out for obstacles on the port and starboard sides of the boat. Everybody had a chance to steer the ship under the direction of the skipper.
At the end of the day, South Passage anchored at Horseshoe Bay, Peel Island. Everybody took great joy from jumping off the side of the boat, followed by a trip in a small rubber dinghy to the beach for a much-deserved swim. Lara and Daisy