The wind eased during the morning to around 20 knots from the South and at sunrise we were near Jervis Bay. YC preparations for Command Day were well advanced, so we shaped course for the anchorage at the Northern end of the Bay near Long Beach in anticipation of the forecast North Easterly change. Once in the Bay the YC demonstrated their safety in sail handling and deck work completing Captain's setting and furling drills before sailing safely and expeditiously into the planned anchorage. In the afternoon, after another round of Rope Races, the YC sea furled the square sails, participated in a communications game on deck and enjoyed a swim in the cool, crisp waters of Jervis Bay. After dinner Command Day briefings and elections were conducted and in the evening, in anchor watches, the YC commenced preparations for the challenging day ahead.
Until tomorrow, fair winds and following seas to you all.
Max of White Watch: Just voted for positions for command day. I am going to be a navigator. Should be sick. Having a great time. Hey Mum and Dad. xxx
David of White Watch writes: The trip has been excellent so far, lovely weather and seas, its been an experience to remember forever! Hey to all the family, I'll see you soon!
Baldy of Red Watch, soon to be Yellow watch:
Hi Mum and Dad and Josh of course I'm glad you made me stay I'm in the BEACH ASSULT TEAM to go ashore in Sydney and recruit people to sing the National Anthem� The swell was huge last night but we are at anchor tonight so I good sleep I hope. I'm only a little burnt so doing well.
CHEERS guys and I cant wait to see you all again on Tuesday
Love u all xoxoxoxoxoxox