Had a great Australia Day yesterday. BBQ and sports day were a lot of fun and youth crew also managed to get to the local shops.
Command Day went very well despite Mother Nature being against the team.
Conducted final set of sail handling drills yesterday afternoon. Ship then proceeded through tight passage appropriately named 'Hole in the Wall'.
Completed tacking drills early yesterday afternoon and then proceeded to anchorage at Mayor Island. Mayor Island is very beautiful and we anchored in snug little cove in crystal clear water.
Despite a lack of good sailing wind yesterday afternoon, we made the most out of the fine weather and conducted an inter-watch deck Olympics. Highly spirited and fun contest.
Youth crew had an enjoyable time ashore at Tolaga Bay. Anchor was weighed at 1600 and the ship commenced passage North to East Cape.
Yesterday afternoon we had a tremendous and exhilarating sail in fresh NE winds prior to anchoring in Tolaga Bay. The wind had veered
Early afternoon yesterday had the ship sailing across Hawke Bay in light NE winds. Preparations were being made for a swim when the afternoon sea breeze came in at 20kts from the East.
Conducted a successful set of tacking drills shortly after lunch yesterday. Youth crew performed well.
Youth Crew embarked yesterday and had all onboard by 1530. Following a quick hello and introductions proceeded at 1600 and went to nearby anchorage within Wellington Harbour.