CLIENT: Churchie Bronze Voyage
VOYAGE NUMBER: 20221104
FROM: Manly to Manly
DATE: 4 November 2022
POSITION: Big Sandhills, Moreton Is
REPORT BY: White Watch
This morning we boarded the South Passage. We embarked on our journey as we sailed into Moreton Bay, and we learnt the safety procedure and began settling into the ship. After we prepared our home for the next three days, the groups split up to learn the basics of manning the ship. This included learning basic knots, steering the helm, raising the sails and so forth.
Following the conclusion of the introduction to the basics we ate lunch and headed towards Moreton Island Big Sand Dunes. During this journey we encountered rough waters and strong wind making the ship tilt for most of the journey. Within in this we learnt more knots, how to change the direction of the sail booms, how to raise and lower main, fore and stay sails.
As we approached Moreton Island the young Duke of Edinburgh crew became excited and ready to go for a swim and changed into their swimwear. After the enjoyable swim in the water, we prepared for the highly anticipated knot tying race, where unfortunately blue team won.
We warmed up and watched the sunset while digging into the delicious dinner discussing our day. As we finish off our watch for the first day, we are eager to sleep and have a fresh start to our next 2 days on South Passage.