The ship was handed over to Captain Craig and his crew at 1400 yesterday afternoon. All sail had been handed in, so the ship was left drifting with about 100 nautical miles to run to Sydney.
Despite a lack of wind yesterday we managed to achieve quite a lot.
Yesterday afternoon we had a very relaxing time as we chugged along in glorious sunshine towards Sydney. We sighted a few whales and went for a second swim.
Yesterday afternoon we had the ship under absolutely full sail. The whomper, fore staysail, three square sails, main staysail, fisherman staysail, main and main gaff topsail.
The deck Olympics yesterday afternoon were fun and we had a special visitor, Brother Nutzee, to help us pray for wind.
Winds remained light yesterday afternoon but we still managed to do some tacking drills which went well.
Despite light winds yesterday afternoon, we had some great sailing.
By mid afternoon yesterday the wind failed us and the ship motor sailed the last 15 nautical miles to the anchorage in Whangaroa Harbour.
Yesterday was a full on day with a lot being accomplished. Once clear of Auckland Harbour, line safety was taught and then each watch conducted setting and furling drills.
Youth crew V04/00 joined the ship yesterday evening and after dinner we commenced the training program. This crew are a 50/50 mix of returnees and new youth crew.