With Youth Crew in command, anchor was weighed shortly after 1100 yesterday in light and variable winds.

In preparation for command day, the final set of sail drills was conducted in the afternoon.
Yesterday was a tremendous sailing day. At 1030 we sailed from the anchorage in a moderate NW breeze in glorious sunshine and headed out to sea.
We finally made it to Coffs Harbour after lunch yesterday having battled the northerly winds for three days since leaving Sydney.
The northerly winds have persisted over the last 24 hrs which has made for tough going.
The wind has remained fresh from the north for the past 24 hrs and the crew has been putting in the big ones to work the ship north against wind and current.
Yesterday was a busy day with a very steep learning curve for the youth crew. Anchor was weighed at 1030 and the ship motored out of Sydney Heads in glorious sunshine with a light northerly wind.
The ship has been in a period of scheduled maintenance for the last four weeks and with everything repaired and looking shipshape we are all looking forward to the next series of voyages to the warmer
After disembarking our half day sail guests yesterday, we motored around to anchor in Farm Cove, where the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge provides a magnificent backdrop to the final hours of our
Yesterday afternoon, after we had anchored, it was all ashore for a couple of hours of interwatch sport. This was excellent fun and helped blow away some tensions of the previous 24 hours.