33° 0' South
152° 11' East
Wind NE 10-15 knots, sea state low, swell negligible
Ahoy Shipmates,

Apolgies for the lack of a log over the last couple of days, but the weather hass been rough, rough, rough. Unfortunately Ian Hibbard, voyage captain for V14 has had to be landed, and so we have had a change of Captain mid-voyage.

After a very rough trip down the coast from Coff's Harbour, the ship came to anchor in picturesque Port Stephen north of Newcastle late last night (Saturday). This morning we had early morning activity at 0630 (the polular game of Knights, Mounts, and Cavaliers) before tucking into an awesome breakfast from Cafe Simoln. After morning brief and \happy hour\", everyone wnet ashore to Nelson's Bay for a wander around. This afternoon we sailed after lunch, completed a communication exercise, and then after setting sails, we had demonstration tacks. This is where everyone gets to enjoy a bridge eye view of how the ship is tacked.

Late this afternoon the Youth crew completed Captain's setting and furling drills, to ensure that they are safe to proceed to Command Day tomorrow. The good news is that everyone passed with flying colours! Tonight or early tomorrow morning we will anchor in Broken Bay. In the morning we will have command day elections, and the ship will be handed over to the Youth Crew Command Team at 1300 tomorrow for the big event.

Until tomorrow, shipmates

Yours Aye

Chris Galloway
Lieutenant Commander, RAN
Commanding Officer"