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South Passage Daily Report

CLIENT: Mullumbimby High School


FROM: Manly TO: Manly

DATE: 9 March 2017

POSITION: Tangalooma, Moreton Island

Report by: Red Watch

We started the day by waking up at 5 o’clock to do some navigation practice and anchor watch, after that people started waking up for breakfast. Our watch ended at 8. After raising the sails we turned to make towards Open Ocean and rougher seas. Once we got out not many people got sick and a few tears were shed, the waves are much rougher and the wind was much stronger. Our watch was on the entire time we were out at open sea so, we got all the interesting sailing. After our watch ended at 1500 hrs another watch took us to our anchorage where everyone took down the sails at Tangalooma.

Red watch dominated the knotting competitions and took the win with ease. A student from our school paddled over from the island and we had a hearty talk. The fishermen of the crew wet their lines throughout sunset and eventually hauled in two Cod, four Moses Perch and a single Butter bream, there were also some large hits to the hand reels that resulted in line snaps but finished a success. We retired in the evening to a brisk southerly breeze and, having the 8-12 watch, wrote this report. The hot chocolate was good.

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