Ahoy shipmates...day 3...a bit bouncy with plenty of breeze. The strong south easterly winds have persisted overnight and during the day making for some outstanding sailing conditions.
Ahoy shipmates and welcome to Voyage 7/19.
Entered the NE channel into Moreton Bay at 0630 and anchored off Tangalooma at 0900. YC continued with Command Day tasks until 1400 when the Ship was handed back to the Staff Crew.
Command Day handover was conducted whilst at anchor off Point Lookout, Nth Stradbroke Is. Weighed and proceeded at 1445 to commence at sea phase.
Had planned to enter Gold Coast Seaway at 1000 to proceed to anchor, however was unable to due to the presence of 2.5 m swells near the entrance to the channel. Instead motor sailed further north and anchored near Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island.
Anchored off Coolangatta Beach for a swim and to do mid-voyage chats. Weighed anchor on completion and returned to sea to conduct Demo Tacks and more navigation and sail handling consolidation.
Remained at sea on passage northwards between South West Rocks and the Gold Coast. Conducted Rotational Tacks off Yamba. Set a Square Sail for the first time during the voyage.
Youth Crew enjoyed a run ashore to Trial Bay for some beach games and a swim. On return to the Ship they had an upperdeck BBQ lunch before we weighed anchor and resumed our passage north.
Remained at sea overnight on passage northwards. Took the Ship to Tacking Stations this afternoon then anchored in Trial Bay. Intend remaining anchored in current position overnight.