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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: Bronze D of E Voyage

VOYAGE NUMBER:  20220430

FROM: Manly to Manly

DATE: 1 May 2022

POSITION: Tangalooma, Moreton Is

REPORT BY: White Watch

This morning at 6 am white watch got up to clean the brass. This included both sides of the wheel, the bell, and the bugle. After cleaning the bugle white watch went down to the sleeping area and woke everyone up with the bugle. After that we had a cold breakfast, followed by a knotting competition with the reef knot and figure 8, which white watch won both of. Then we went back in for a hot breakfast, before doing another competition by undoing and tying 2 backstay’s which white watch won again. After that, we raised the sails with white watch doing the jib and stay sail at the front.

After that we sailed towards Tangalooma in a criss-crossing motion going towards Brisbane and back out towards Stradbroke Island. As we were sailing out to Tangalooma the wind picked up to 15 knots and the deck was sitting at a 10-degree angle, this caused people to be sliding around on the deck as water come through the scuppers and onto the deck. It also meant that the people standing below deck were holding onto the ropes attached to the ceiling in an effort to not fall into the table or the beds.

When we arrived at Tangalooma at 3:30 pm we dropped the anchor and took the dinghy to shore to mess around on the beach, after that we came back to the ship, and did a clove hitch and a bowline knotting competition. At the moment white and blue watch’s are tied for first on the leader board with red coming second. Tomorrow we sail back to Manly.

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