After doing an early morning transit through Solway Passage, we did a flyby the boats anchored at the southern end of Whitehaven Beach and then anchored at the northern end. We then put the crew ashore at Hill Inlet to walk up to the lookout and then play some beach games.
After a run ashore to Middle Percy Island this morning, we weighed anchor after lunch and commenced our passage to the Whitsunday Islands. In the afternoon we did our first session of Tacking Stations and then rotated the Watches through the other Watches' positions so they experienced what their Tacking duties entail.
Came to anchor on the northern side of Middle Percy Island early afternoon. Remaining here overnight.
After embarking our final 2 Youth Crew members we conducted the necessary training required then the Ship weighed anchor and proceeded to sea, commencing our passage to Middle Percy Is.
Ahoy there Shipmates,
Alongside Gladstone Marina awaiting arrival of more Crew Members whose travels delayed due lockdowns.
Alongside in the Gladstone Marina - last few hours onboard for the youth crew.
Weighed anchor and proceeded alongside the Service Wharf at Gladstone Marina at 1000. Remained alongside overnight.
Continued passage overnight to Gladstone from Musgrave Is. Made very good time due to stronger than expected winds of up to 35 Knots.
Conducted the formal Handover of the Ship to the Youth Crew at 1100. They undertook many tasks before we weighed anchor at 1530 and handed over control of the ship to the youth crew shortly afterwards.