The weekend in Adelaide provided the staff with a well-earned break and we all enjoyed what Adelaide had to offer. On Saturday evening we held a returnee reunion onboard which was very enjoyable.
Yesterday morning our guests embarked and we sailed from Outer Harbour at 1000.
The youth crew came to within a few miles of their final objective before the wind died shortly after lunch.
Command Day elections were held yesterday morning and judging from the noise levels of cheering and applause this youth crew were rearing to go. There was a problem though - no wind.
After the ship had been given a good clean and a scrub the pool was opened for a quick dip while we waited for some wind prior to getting underway.
We have spent the last 24 hrs at anchor in Eastern Cove off the small sleepy township of America River.
Yesterday was one of those absolutely magical days.
Winds remained light with grey skies most of yesterday which can only be described as dull. Our planned tacking drills were put on hold.
Very light winds for most of the day meant that we had to keep the engines running which is always frustrating.
Yesterday was a busy day. As the ship departed Corio Bay, the port of Geelong, the youth crew commenced their instruction in how to sail a tall ship.