Captain's Log
V08/19 Mackay to Cairns
27 May 2019

Day 4 – Whitsunday Peak, Rotational Tacks…and Goodbye Wind!

Ahoy shipmates…welcome to Day 4. We arose this morning to a spectacular Whitsunday morning and have had a fantastic day…and that’s about all I need to say…Red Watch have got it covered (see below). We are currently just to the north east of Airlie Beach, motorsailing north…unfortunately the wind has finally left us! Until tomorrow, fair winds, Captain Kenny. P.S. I’m learning that the Youth Crew are prone to exaggeration!

Captains Log: Day 4 – 27 May 2019
Mitchell and Raquel
We awoke this morning to a wonderful sunny day in the beautiful Whitsundays, anchored in Cid Harbour. We enjoyed a nice BBQ breakfast on deck before heading ashore on Whitsunday Island (finally)! We split into groups and made a treacherous (not really) journey to Whitsunday peak. The 2.5 Km walk was full of steep paths, muddy tracks and spiky vines, but through all of the pain (again, not really), the view of the surrounding islands was absolutely spectacular. Many photos were taken, and lots of red faces sat to catch a breather, before making the (somehow) muddier trek back down to the shore. We came back to the ship to find ourselves spoiled to another quality meal provided once again by our wonderful chef Marcus. This energy was crucial to the eventful ‘happy’ hour cleanup (Not very happy), and to commence round two of our ‘ropies’ races. It was a close call between red and white for most of the challenge, but white snuck past into the lead in the bonus round. Devastated by our loss, we begun our actual strenuous task of tacking the ship. We all rotated positions and learnt what the other watches did. After a very quick break, some were called to climb aloft on the foremast to set the topgallant and topsail, while the others left on deck were summoned to hand in all extra sails. Once the aloft youthies were back on deck, one final call was made to set the topgallant and topsail. However, just as we began to relax from our days work, we were alerted to a sudden gathering in the galley (Cafe). We thought we were in trouble, the lights all turned off, none of us could sit down, and then, out of nowhere, we commenced a very heartfelt rendition of ‘Happy birthday’ to celebrate staff member Tug’s birthday. Blue were called on to the bridge to commence their first watch of the night, and red and white stayed to have dinner. On offer were beef ravioli and salmon portions with asparagus and hollandaise sauce. We are currently still sailing and will keep going for the next day or so.
Shout out to red watch, we are the best watch, and from Mitch, shout out to Mum and Dad, and family, I miss you heaps.


20 02s / 148 42e


Wind: SE at 4 knots Weather: Fine Sea: Calm Course: 315 Speed: 4 knots Location: NE of Airlie Beach