34 boats left Hobart this morning on their way around Tasmania on the 10th Van Diemen’s Land Circumnavigation Cruise. 8 more will join from the Royal Geelong Yacht Club when we reach The Tamar.

Aboard E2 there were plenty of jobs to do – getting the flags up, sorting out the fishing tackle, reading the Cruise Manual, trimming the bow stickers… even making some sheaths for sharp knives.

A gentle passage across Storm Bay, and we had our first dolphin sighting 2.5m SW of Wedge Island. (Charlie, that’s Wedge Island not Wedgie Island…). First albatross sighted 1m SW of Cape Raoul.

Mt Wellington from E2 berth at RYCT

Preparing the flags

Sorting the fishing tackle

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