Ahoy there dear readers, tis the last night onboard for V16/21 after a fantastic and action packed 5 days.
Crazy beginnings with a rough start to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, which saw more early race retirements than in recent years. Fulfilling our radio relay duties were Tim and Bruce from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, doing a stellar job, as always. Our Bass Strait crossing was relatively benign thankfully, before the wind chopped up the sea around Flinders Island and the Banks Strait.
A lovely little stop at Wineglass Bay followed by threading the needle at the Tasman Island gap. What an amazing adventure this has been! Anyway, over to Angel and Jess for the final Captain’s Log for V16/21.
Good night and stay safe.
Captain Adam Charlie Farley+
Our day started at midnight with a freezing and challenging watch until 4am. After a nap we were waking up to Wineglass Bay for an early breakfast so we could test out the rope swing into the cold water, dodging a few jellyfish. The rope swing was very fun and it was entertaining to watch others do backflips and crazy jumps!
Once we had warm showers we were off again, heading towards Hobart. Chef Jarod kept us full with fish, brisket and veggie bake, which was delicious! We saw dolphins, seals, many seabirds and whales.
Another watch this afternoon – we had great conversations, set sails directed by our friendly watch leader TJ and listened to Emma’s groovy tunes! Then dinner of burgers, chips and vegetables with dessert of cheesecake and ice cream.
As the sun started to set, we went through the passage between Cape Pillar and Tasman Island, known as the Gap. There were huge cliffs with caves and the sun was setting nicely with the racing yachts around us. The view was amazing!
From Angel and Jess in Red Watch
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Weather: Fine. Wind: SE at 10. Swell: S @ 1m