23° 45' South
151° 45' East
Great and improving! Light east to south east winds and 0.5 metre seas - a nice little roll of the Ship to help go to sleep.
Hi Everyone,

A pleasant sail overnight passing the Town of 1770 (Agnes Waters) and on towards Bustard Head where we ���wore ship' or altered course back out to seaward to give us more sea room for some sail handling later in the day. We had our morning brief and introduced Nanna (aka Josh the Engineer) who like most Nanna's had been going around picking up peoples clothes and items left lying around during the day ��� a bag full of stuff ���collected' this morning! The rightful owners publicly thanked Nanna for the return of the items but one good deed deserves another and Nanna's favourite pastime is singing so we all got a chance to perform this morning.

After Happy Hour this morning we did some sail theory and then after lunch we had the first of our Rope Races! This is where the watches get to show what they are learning by going around the Ship and touching the nominated item ��_ ���touch for me a life ring or the main staysail sheet�� ��� much hilarity as people walk around trying to remember all the parts of the Ship and being cheered on by their ship mates. Back into some setting and furling of the sails before again going to tacking stations to close back into the coast. The Youth Crew achieved a lot more climbing of the masts today and are really starting to get the hang of handling the sails, well the fore and aft sails at least. There are also the square sails that are set from the yards on the fore mast. Tonight we will be working those sails in earnest for the first time.

The weather has continued to be most favourable although there were a few sicklings still this morning. But everyone fought through and by this evening I can confidently report that the ���mal-de-mare' has been beaten. We are currently some 10 miles off the City of Gladstone and making passage northwards with the plan being to anchor at Great Keppel Island tomorrow.

Trust all is well and go the Wallabies!

Yours Aye,

Dave Jordan (Yak)
Voyage Captain