This is Cap'n Bob back for a guest appearance so Andrew can have a well earned break after his voyages to the land of the long white cloud.
Having entered through Sydney Heads yesterday afternoon at midday, the Command Day continued and the ship sailed all the way to the anchorage in Rushcutters Bay with 30 mins of Command Day to spare, a
The ship was handed over to Captain Craig and his crew at 1400 yesterday afternoon. All sail had been handed in, so the ship was left drifting with about 100 nautical miles to run to Sydney.
Despite a lack of wind yesterday we managed to achieve quite a lot.
Yesterday afternoon we had a very relaxing time as we chugged along in glorious sunshine towards Sydney. We sighted a few whales and went for a second swim.
Yesterday afternoon we had the ship under absolutely full sail. The whomper, fore staysail, three square sails, main staysail, fisherman staysail, main and main gaff topsail.
The deck Olympics yesterday afternoon were fun and we had a special visitor, Brother Nutzee, to help us pray for wind.
Winds remained light yesterday afternoon but we still managed to do some tacking drills which went well.
Despite light winds yesterday afternoon, we had some great sailing.
By mid afternoon yesterday the wind failed us and the ship motor sailed the last 15 nautical miles to the anchorage in Whangaroa Harbour.