Captain's Log
22 February 2000

All speed for Sydney

Despite a lack of wind yesterday we managed to achieve quite a lot. Setting and furling drills were conducted in the afternoon which went very well and as best as I can tell, this crew are now ready for the challenges of Command Day. I just hope we get enough wind to make it challenging. We did manage to get another swim in, late inthe afternoon. The water was very refreshing but those pesky blue bottles were hanging around again. In the evening Command Day elections were held and overall I think a strong team has been selected. As we motor sailed overnight, the wind slowly increased and backed slightly to the NE. We are currently motor sailing with the three square sails set with the wind fine on our starboard quarter making about 9 kts. We have been trying to chew up the miles to ease the speed / time / distance problem for Command Day allowing maximum sail time rather than using the engines.Command Day will kick off at 1400 and the Youth Crew have 24 hrs to be at anchor in Sydney Harbour.


33° 20' South / 153° 40'


Course 260, Speed 8kts, Wind 065/15-20 kts, Temp 22, overcast with passing showers