Captain's Log
28 March 2011

Day 3 – Fraser Coast

Ahoy there everyone, Welcome to day three on our adventure under sail. Apologies for the late posting of this summary, unfortunately modern technology failed us for 36 hours, the good news is all is now rectified. The ship continued sailing north overnight making good six knots in moderate seas on a broad reach starboard tack, along the Fraser coast. The Youth Crew remained engaged in sailing a tall ship each completing a challenging four hour night watch in the prevailing conditions conducting helm duties, lookout and engineering rounds, many experiencing the effects of motion sickness. With the rising of the sun in an overcast sky, the ship was abeam Fraser Island. After breakfast and morning brief, the ship received her daily clean during happy hour. After lunch Engineer Josh commenced round one of non-competitive Rope Races enabling the Youth Crew to challenge themselves by remembering and identifying different items of safety equipment located around the upper decks. Next the Navigator Matt presented a lesson on maritime navigation enabling the Youth Crew to fix the position of the ship and calculate courses and speeds. The remainder of the afternoon and night watches were utilised to put these skills into practise.The intention is to remain at sea overnight making ground to the north along the Capricorn coast and enter the Inner Great Barrier Reef.Until tomorrow evening, take care.Yours ayeCaptain Damien


24° 10' South / 152° 25' East


2200 at sea - Weather overcast with scattered showers, Wind SE 18 knots, Swell SE 2.0 metres, Temperature 25 degrees, Barometer 1018 hpa