36° 25' South
150° 10' East
Wind light and variable with a building predominance from the south. Air temperature 26 degrees, Sea State 1 (calm), Barometer 1020 and steady. Cold front should bring a stronger southerly wind and a drop in temperature but nothing uncomfortable. Seasickness a thing of the past for these pirates!
Good evening everyone from the relatively balmy conditions and calm seas just off the NSW south coast. We all enjoyed our stop in Eden, with each watch conducting mid-Voyage talks ashore (how is it all going, feedback etc ...). Most took the opportunity to walk up into town and restock on essentials (chocolate, chipies, lollies ...) - essentials! It isn\\'t as though the Youth Crew are starving on board. The iron stomachs and perenial appetite of youth - I was probably like that. The guys also visited Tom, the huge whale carcass in the museum before returning at lunch time (where the Youth Crew continued to eat).

We sailed from Eden just after lunch and did some sail handling drills and rotational tacks where we all had a go at other positions for our \\'tacking stations\\'. After that we did a man overboard drill to assess our Sail Master Taffy, who passed with flying colours. As I type we are motor sailing up the coast having just passed the township of Bermagui with a southerly change just upon us. The on watch team are setting some of the square sails now, which will hopefully allow us to sail the rest of the night and make Jervis Bay tomorrow afternoon. Jackson has been anxious to know when we will pass Montague Island (at midnight) so one of the guys is going to let him know at midnight - lucky he is due on watch then anyway! Lauren\\'s steering (helming) shows glimpses of brilliance only to be let down by being very easily distracted every other minute! As Lauren says to us, \\'I have other skills that I like to focus on\\'. Indeed, her three-way talk last night was fantastic.

The Youth Crew have done an increased amount of climbing the fore mast in the last 36 hours or so and while still a confronting task for a few, we should be all as one by tomorrow. Speaking of tomorrow, we have lots to do, including a \\'test\\' for the watches. I\\'ll let you know how we go ...

Dave Jordan (Yak)
Voyage Captain