Latitude: 
37° 55' South
Longitude: 
144° 56'
Conditions: 
Wind SSE 5 knots, temp 20, blue skies with a bit of haze.
Cap'n Bob here for Voyage 8 of 2000, Melbourne to Sydney. We have ideal conditions for the start of training, nice and calm allowing everyone to settle into their new home for the next ten days and start to learn the ropes. Captain Safety gave us a tick in the box this morning and at 1230 we weigh and head for Port Phillip Heads, conducting sail setting and furling drills enroute.

Tonight we exit into the notorious Bass Strait. Forecasts look good but there could well be a front on its way later to provide us with some real tall ship adventure.

That's all for now.

Cap'n Bob