Ahoy there everyone,
Welcome to day three on our adventure under sail. The ship continued sailing along handsomely at four knots overnight under all plain sail on a broad reach port tack after the wind veered to the sou’ east and strengthened at midnight. It was a stunning moonlit night at sea albeit the half metre swell continued to challenge members of the Youth Crew.
With the rising of the sun under a blue sky, an epic wakey wakey song from Blue Watch, all hands were at breakfast with varying levels of consumption. After the morning brief the ship was called to tacking stations enabling the ship to conduct a wear (gybe) and commence closing the coast. After a quick set of cleaning rounds (happy hour) the Topsail was set, presenting a magnificent sight running south on a broad reach starboard tack.
After lunch, the inaugural round of rope races was conducted. This activity enabled the Youth Crew to challenge each other in a non-competitive activity by remembering and identifying different items of safety equipment located around the upper decks. Sea watches were then maintained for the remainder of the afternoon and evening as the ship continued to beat north towards Jervis Bay for the first scheduled anchorage.
Until tomorrow evening, take care.