Log: 14 SEPTEMBER
Voyage 849A has sailed, 40 excited trainees are on board made up of 4 schools, we steamed out of the Waitemata Harbour to Motuihe Island for a night of calm seas, light winds and making friendships.
A cool swim to start the day and now it's in the rafts, heading ashore to explore and learn some history of Te Motu-A-Ihenga.
Log: 16 SEPTEMBER
Voyage 849A, The ship sailed off the anchor under a bloom of canvas, the challenge today is to sail with no motor from Waiheke Island, pass the Ahaaha rocks then leaving Tiritiri Matangi Island to port onto Kawau bay area.
Time is on our side today, so lets use only the wind today. We are learning about ourselves, the ship and the history of the Hauraki Gulf as we continue our voyage.
Log: 18 SEPTEMBER
Voyage 849A is coming to a end, a voyage of discovery and friendship for life, we had good, fun competition with Western Heights High school taking the win.
Log: 17 SEPTEMBER
Its our last full day, we are looking forward to a sail south towards our homes but we will miss our new friends and their company. We have explored Kawau Island and this fine area and now sail out into the Hauraki Gulf around Kawau Island and then south pass Tarapunga rocks to Whangaparaoa Peninsula for the night. Hopefully we will see some wonders on the way, and carry on with the tight competition for the voyage Trophy.