Wind - NNE 21 kn, Swell - NE at 1.5 m, Weather - fine, Temp - 19 deg. C
Ahoy there Shipmates,
Overnight the Ship continued to make ground to the south towards Jervis Bay, running on the Topsail and Top Gallant squares with the light north westerlies. The wind abated to less than 10 knots during the morning watch. The fore-and-afts were set and the Ship started tacking its way down the coast.
Morning Brief included an informative presentation from ‘Salty’ on the development of early 18 century Ships of War and how Forecastles and Aftercastles evolved. This included another display of Staffies fine acting skills.
This was followed by a Navigation Brief given by Adam and covering the theoretical aspects the crew will need to know for Command Day. They will have opportunities over the next two days at sea to gain practical experience of navigation.
After another of Chef Keely’s spectacular lunches Sumo held round 2 of ‘Rope Races’, after which Watch Officer Jordo gave the Youth Crew an interactive brief on nautical rules-of-the-road.
We then undertook some Tacking practice, doing so with the Jib for the first time. This was followed by Rotational Tacks during which the watches rotated through the other two watch positions to see what Tacking entailed for them.
After dinner I gave Sail theory to White and Blue watches. Red watch will get theirs at some stage tomorrow.
It is intended to continue our passage to Jervis Bay overnight, berthing alongside HMAS Creswell at 0730 in the morning.