Captain's Log
21 April 2011

Day 3 – IGBR

Ahoy there everyone, Welcome to day three on our adventure under sail. The ship continued sailing south overnight making good six knots in moderate seas tacking throughout the night to maintain safe passage through the Inner Great Barrier Reef. 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, with many experiencing the effects of motion sickness. With the rising of the sun in an overcast sky, the ship continued shaping a course south. After a very quiet breakfast, the Youth Crew were stood down to achieve some respite after an exhausting yet highly rewarding first night at sea. After lunch Engineer Leon conducted 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. This was followed by Watch Officer Dutchy presenting an intriguing maritime Rules of the Road lecture, an important component of safely navigating the ship to avoid colliding with other vessels or running aground.Dinner was next on the agenda with a large participation level, enjoying Chef Adrian’s fine cuisine on the upper decks as the sun set. The Youth Crew have now settled into sea watches overnight keeping the ship functioning safely as we continue making ground towards our scheduled anchorage in the lee of Great Keppel Island tomorrow forenoon.Until tomorrow evening, take care.Yours AyeCaptain Damien


22° 14' South / 151° 39' East


2300 at sea - Weather islolated showers, Wind SE 19 knots, Swell SE 1.0 metre, Temperature 26 degrees, Barometer 1013 hpa