Sailed throughout the night tacking at midnight and again at 0230. Each watch conducted a team work exercise during their night watch and from all reports they went very well.
Got underway this morning at 1030 after morning brief and 'happy hour'. We sailed from the anchorage in a seamanlike manner and set the squares to go for an enjoyable sail on a bright sunny day.
Yesterday evening we weighed anchor at 1830 and in short order we had fore and aft sails set and commenced working southwards against a strong SE wind.
Sailed throughout the night tacking at 2000, 0400 and again this morning at 0830. The fresh SE winds have made for some good sailing although seasickness has effected most YC to some extent.
With all youth crew onboard we sailed from the Mackay Marina at 1805 yesterday evening and an hour later we anchored off Round Top Island.