Voyage name: 
V09/17
11 - 21 July
Latitude: 
32 50.3' S
Longitude: 
152 37.7' E
Conditions: 
Weather: fine, Wind: light & variable, Swell: from SE, Temp: 14 deg. C
Weighed anchor after lunch and proceeded to sea to commence the second period of 48 hours at sea.
After a restful night at anchor in Nelson Bay, Sailmaster Adam woke the crew at 0600 for a quick pre-breakfast game. After breakfast we had the usual morning brief, followed by 'happy hour '. Then Blue Watch Leader Evan gave the Youthies a brief on Meterology, covering wind and weather mechanisms at the global and local level.
That was followed by round 3 of Rope Races run by 2nd engineer Allan.

After lunch we weighed anchor and departed Port Stephens. Once clear of the harbour we undertook rotational tacks to enable the crew to learn what the other watches' duties are at tacking stations. At 1500 the Youthies layed aloft to cast loose gaskets on the square sails. On completion I delivered my sail theory brief to the watches individually, whilst they were on watch. It is intended to remain at sea overnight and give the Youthies setting and furling experience on the square sails.
Until tomorrow,
Yours aye, Captain Mike