24° 48' South
153° 5' East
Wind, Light and Variable, Calm and Warm. Aontehr perrrfect Queensland day!
Ahoy Ye Scurvy Lubbers,

Another day at sea for the 26 young Australians on Voyage 12/06!

After a fantastic Teak Beach BBQ last night (great prawns and scallops, Chad) we settled down for a quiet night at anchor. We weighed this morning at 0700, and have spent the day under the \Perkins Topsails\" enroute to our next anchorage off Rooney Point on the NW tip of Fraser Island. During the day we have completed the final preparations for Command Day, including Captain's Setting and Furling Drills.

To share thier experiences so far with you, here are YC Tash and Karina:

First off, we'd like to say hi to our folks and friends back home.
The last few days have been challenging for alot of the youth crew. We have been learning so much and sleeping so little. Today we had the Captain's Setting and Furling drills to make sure that we are prepared for Command Day. The days have gone so fast it was a bit of a shock to some that we will be in charge of this amazing vessel so quickly. The food is so good (kudos to Chad) that some of us are formulating plans to kidnap him and take him home with us. The competition for Rope Races is tight, Blue Watch came out on top today (go Blue Ninjas!) It should be an interesting finish.

We spotted a couple of dolphins playing around the bow today which was fantastic! We're having the time of our lives out here and definately looking forward to the next couple of days.

Tash and Karina signing off! :) "