The decision was made to leave the sails set overnight, wear ship at daybreak and then make our approach to Mandurah. This was not to be – we made
good speed overnight, but a change of wind direction meant that we were not able to steer for Mandurah under sail, so sails were stowed away at daybreak
and we returned under motor.
We were amazed to see the large number of people lining the breakwaters as we entered the estuary and we were also followed by a large flotilla of small
craft. Thank you everybody who turned out for our arrival and especially to the Mandurah Volunteer Sea Rescue organisation for their assistance in
guiding us in.
We managed to weave our way into the Marina with a few centimetres to spare under the keel at the entrance and tied up at the berth at 11.00am. The ship
will now be on display for tours for the next nine days and then we head up to Hillarys.