Captain's Log
16 December 2008

Back at sea

Ahoy Shipmates, Overnight the Youth Crew made the most of the chance to lay aloft in the rigging, to practice their sail setting and handling and to fully experience their first night in watches at sea. This morning was overcast with winds between 15 and 20 knots from the West and at 0830 the ship rounded Cape Promontory with square sails set. A number of our salty sea dogs experienced their first encounter with a following sea during the night, and though a few were a little seasick all appeared to be in good spirits nonetheless. After a busy morning of shipboard activities we arrived in the comfort of Refuge Cove to anchor for the day. In the afternoon a run around on the pristine beaches has our crew excited about getting back to sea. Our Navigator introduced the Youth Crew to the art of navigation with a brief navigation course before dinner. In the evening we weighed anchor to make ground to the North and will continue YC training overnight. Until tomorrow, fair winds and following seas to you all. Yours AyeCaptain Matt


39° 2' South / 146° 32' East


Light Westerly winds, a few showers, negligible swell, air temperature 14 degrees