24° 35' South
153° 27' East
Wind - W'ly, 5 knots, sea calm swell low wx clear and sunny
Ahoy Shipmates,

What a terrific day we have had. After a \no option\" swim for early morning activity, we had brekky, morning brief (Whips looks awful in a dress) and \"happy hour\" (nook and crannies day) we sailed from out anchorage and headed north around Breaksea Spit. We are now motoring south towards Mooloolaba due to a lack of useable wind to sail.

To tell you about thier voyage so far, here are YC members Paris and Neville:

Today we were woken up at 0630 hours for an early morning swim in the ocean just out of Fraser Island. It was cold but woke us up and was quite enjoyable after the initial shock. After breakfast which consisted of bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, mushrooms and a huge variety of fruit, we set sail to destination unknown. Along the way we saw plenty of whales, dolphins and other marine life. The weather is beautiful and the sun is shining and no clouds in the sky. We climbed the top most yard and had an amazing view of the horizon. Our captain Chris gave us a lecture on sailing 101. We didn't fall asleep. Except for Neville. But we are having a blast! Arrrgghhh..

Thanks Guys....

Tonight we will focus on some self awareness and teamwork tasks, and tomorrow morning we will get into rotational and demonstration tacks. These give us an idea of what the other watches do at tacking stations, while the latter gives an approaciation of what happens from the bridge end of the business when we tack ship - both are vital for command day.

I hope we get some decent wind soon, although the forecast doesn't look too hopeful....

Until tomorrow, shipmates,

Yours Aye,


Chris Galloway
Commander, RAN
Commanding Officer"