Captain's Log
8 August 2007


Ahoy Shipmates,Welcome to the voyage log for V13/07, Bundaberg to Brisbane. I will undate the log daily, usually mid-late afternoon AEST with the events of the day and the plan ahead.We are off to a great statrt for the voyage – last night the Youth Crew climbed to the top of the mast, and learned how to cast loose and furl the square sails, working 30m off the water.This morning we started at 0630 with Early Morning Activity, followed by Chad’s awesome breakfast. Colours and morning brief were held at 0800. As I write, the sounds of “Happy Hour” (cleaning stations) are all around. Shortly we will have the safety equipment lecture given by “Captain Safety Man” (Brad) and we will sail at 1000. Once we get to sea it will be a hard day of “learning the ropes” and getting everyone to the stage where we can tack the ship- as a crew by sunset. This is important so that during the night we can avoid shipping and bits of Australia…Tomorrow we will continue with sail handling and watch duties, depending on how many suucumb to sea sickness!Until tomorrow, me hearties,Yours Aye,ChrisChris GallowayCommander, RANCommanding Officer


24°45's / 152°23'e


Wind SE 10-15 Knots, overcast and cool.