36° 52' South
151° 32' East
Light North Easterly, sea calm, swell low, sky clear and a warm morning
Well Team,

What a busy 36 hours we have just had. Since my last log, the wind came in as predicted from the SW at 35 knots, leaving us with a very unpleasant 24 hours bashing into the weather. Due to the rough conditions not much was achieved other than keeping watches, and a short happy hour yesterday morning.

Overnight the conditions improved significantly, and with a forecast for strong northerly winds for the next day or so I have elected to \make hay while the sun shines\" and head across Bass Strait today. We are hoping to get to Wineglass Bay on the Freycinet Penninsula somethime late tomorrow or Saturday Morning.

So far Chad's Cafe hasn't seen too many customers, although the bananas and Sayo biscuits have almost run out - both sure signs that lots of people have been seasick. As I write the morning watch (th mighty whiteys) are attacking the BBQ shapes with gusto, so things are obviously on the improve.

With the better weather we will now have an opportunity to catch up on all of the learning we missed out on while it was rough. Today we will hopefully get in a sail theory lecture, navigation lecture and some serious square sail handling.

I'll let you know how it all went tomorrow...

Yours Aye,


Chris Galloway
Commander, RAN
Commanding Officer"