The last 24 hours have gone well. Overnight everyone made it aloft to the topgallant and started to make the ship home. This morning line and sail handling took place in earnest and this afternoon we tacked the ship twice, an all hands evolutions which marks the crew as ready to continue to sea for the night.Currently we are working our way out of Storm Bay against the wind, tacking our way out of Storm Bay to clear Tasman Island and then into the deep blue sea. This has taken an additional three tacks so far, including one in a fresh 28 knot gust which, with the ship pressed well over, water creaming around the scuppers, and surging along at nine knots impressed the lessons of the day and gave the Youth Crew a taste of the excitement of sailing a tall ship in her element. The seas are a little lumpy and dinner was not a well attended feast, but all are coping and gaining their sea legs. Tonight we will be at sea as we make our way up the coast towards our first stop, Wineglass Bay.Until tomorrowCap’n Bob Williams
Current situation at 1800: Under all plain sail in Storm Bay, course 110 speed 5 knots, wind south 15 knots, clear skies, temp a pleasant 20C.
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Thank you Tarvi, Kaeden and Matt for your narrative of today's events. Intentions are to remain at anchor in Hunters Bay, just off HMAS Penguin, home of the RAN Diving School, a place close to my heart, having spent many a day there under training as a young Officer! The plan is to weigh anchor and proceed to HMAS Waterhen, in Waverton, to pick up our Community Day Sailors from the Windgap Foundation and take them for a sail around the harbour for 3 hours. The Youth Crew will help us host our visitors and give them an experience of Young Endeavour. We will drop them back to Waverton and then proceed to anchor in the harbour where we will have a good view of the Bridge and the Opera House for the Youth Crew's last night onboard. Until tomorrow. Yours Aye, Captain Mike