Latitude: 
35° 45' South
Longitude: 
138° 8' East
Conditions: 
Time is currently 2100 and as we transit through the Backstairs Passage we are experiencing light - moderate 8-10 kt SSW winds with a 1m swell.
Hi Everyone,
After an Early Morning Activity (EMA) and breakfast this morning, the Youth Crew were mustered on the port side of the bridge and introduced to the traditional ceremony of colours (raise flags and sing National Anthem) followed by morning brief. On completion it was straight into cleaning stations (Happy Hour) followed by a very comprehensive safety equipment brief given by ���Captain Safety' (Tug).

At 1000 the lines were cast off and the ship departed her berth at Port Adelaide and commenced the pilotage out of the Adelaide River. By 1130 we had cleared the harbour limits and once in open water a course was shaped to the SSW. This afternoon as we transited the Gulf of St Vincent we experienced frequent wind shifts and light showers. These conditions did not disrupt our training program and the Youth Crew where kept busy perfecting their sail setting and furling drills.

By 1530 all of the Watch Leaders had reported that they were happy with the skills of their respective watches so the Ship was called to tacking stations and the Youth Crew demonstrated that they had ���hoisted in' all of the days training by completing their first set of tacks as a crew (put the bow of the ship through the wind). With this activity successfully completed all of our aims for day 2 had been achieved.

Following another one of Chef Chad's fantastic dinners the Youth Crew have now settled into their watches for this evening.

At the moment we are transiting through the Backstairs Passage and in rather unsettled conditions making good ground to the south east.

Until tomorrow, take care.

Yours Aye

Captain Gav