CLIENT: Bronze Youth Voyage
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20210313
FROM: Manly to Manly
DATE: 14 March 2021
POSITION: Horseshoe Bay, Peel Is
REPORT BY: Red Watch
We manually raised the anchor, motored to Tangalooma and while anchored snorkelled around shipwrecks and climbed sand hills. Then we used the tender to travel back to the ship and board before raising anchor again and hoisting sail. We then set a bearing south west towards Mud Island while gybing. Gybing is a finicky maneuverer which is made difficult by preventer ropes that prevent damage to the sail booms in the wind. This was handled and undertaken impeccably by all members of the crew.
While traveling members of the crew spotted a pod of dolphins at two separate occasions, the dolphins could be seen surfacing and showing interest in the ship on the first occasion and on the second, jumping and diving, providing a spectacular show for all that watched. Later in the afternoon the wind speed increased and allowed us to sail with no assistance from the motor, although seas remained calm, giving a peaceful and serene experience. This continued until we arrived at Horseshoe Bay at Peel Island where we anchored for the night.
A few of the crew went for a swim. The sunset was stunning over Peel Island as the crew competed in the third round of the knot tying competition. Again, Cath prepared a hearty meal for everyone on board.