Day 0 Sailing Trip

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I flew into Hamilton island via Jetstar Airlines and the minute I hit the tarmac I felt the tropical heat. However I opted to walk the kilometre or so from the airport into the yacht marina over a small hill and carrying my bags. I was dripping by the time I got there. After wandering around for a bit and asking people who had zero idea, I ended up on the right marina arm and found Kioni, my berth for the next 7 nights.

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The skipper Nick arrived at the same time as I did, and we started off by cleaning up the mess in the galley the previous crew had kindly left.

Some more crew arrived, and as it was so hot we decided to go to the pub for a drink before coming back to sort out sails. I took a bunch of photos from the yacht club tavern where we sat on the veranda and sipped a few cold drinks.

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hamilton island yacht club view

After walking back to the boat we sorted sails out, switching battens from one set of sails to another, changing the mainsail and hoisting and lowering it.  I photographed a few of the people around as well.

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We then headed for a meal at the yacht club before coming back to the marina where I took some pictures of the boats at night..