Captain's Log
20 February 2009

A busy busy day

G’day Shipmates,Well it has been one of those great days where I thank my lucky stars that I have the best job in the world.Woke up anchored in Farm Cove on a beautiful sunny Sydney day with the Opera House and Sydney Harbourt Bridge as my backdrop for my morning cup of coffee. Couldn’t get a better location.We weighed anchor at 0830 and proceeded alongside the Fleet Naval Base at Woolloomooloo in preparation for the half day sail. Our guests arrived at 0945 and following a quick welcome and intro, we proceeded into the harbour for a three hour sail. Some of the guests were from the St Vincents Primary School at Ashfield. The young children had an absolute whale of a time. My Youth Crew did me proud and they looked after their guests very well and now have an obvious pride in their ship and themselves. We returned alongside at 1300 and said farewell to our guests. A final set of rope races were conducted and overall the leading watch were the Reddies. Well done guys. Harbour furls were next and when we were looking all shipshape and Bristol fashion we motored out to our overnight anchorage position at Athol Bay. This evening we had our final teak deck BBQ followed by one of the best ever ship’s concerts I have had the pleasure of watching. It really had everything. The upside down dancers just had to be seen.Tommorrow will be my final log entry as this voyage wraps up. It has been a superb voyage with a superb YC. Chat tomorrowAndrew ‘Gunna’ RourkeCommanding OfficerCarpe diem


33° 51' South / 151° 14' East


At anchor Athol Bay. Wind NE /8kts