Captain's Log
12 March 2013


Ahoy there Shipmates,Overnight the Ship remained at sea on passage southwards along the NSW coast. Red watch woke everyone at 0700 with the attached song as we approached the entrance to Jervis Bay. We had breakfast on the way in, handed-in all sail and anchored off HMAS CRESWELL, the Navy Officer Training College at 0800.At morning brief we heard from Salty, who explained the origin of the term ‘Hi-jacked’, with use of some Staffy ‘actors’ with dubious ability. After Happy Hour we opened the ‘big pool’ and the Youthies got to use the Rope Swing for the first time. The pool was closed at 1030 and then we prepared for a visit from the members of the Young Endeavour Advisory Board, who embarked at 1200 and joined the crew for lunch. We shared a ‘Teak Deck’ BBQ lunch with the board who were keen to chat to as many Youth Crew as possible about their experience on the voyage so far. We farewelled the board members at 1330 and prepared to sail.We weighed anchor at 1430, set the fore-and-aft sails and then undertook a couple of tacks in the 30 knot northerly winds, within the shelter of Jervis Bay. We departed the bay at 1600 and took advantage of the northerlies setting the squares, brailing the mainsail and furling the headsails.The intention overnight is to make best speed towards Wilsons Promontory where we intend to seek shelter from the strong SW winds forecast for Thu night.Until tomorrow.Yours AyeCaptain Mike——————————————————————– RED WATCH WAKEY WAKEY SONG – TUE 03 DEC(To the tune of Black Eyed Peas)I got a feelingThat today’s gonna be a good dayThat today’s gonna be a good dayTo sail it upTo sail it upSo sail it upJump off your racksAnd then we’ll do it againLet’s do itAnd do itAnd do it againMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurdsay, Friday, Saturday, SundaySa Sa Sail it up, sail everydaySO WAKE UPWHOO HOO


36°4's / 15°32'e


Weather: occasional showers, Wind: 020 / 18 kn, Swell: from the north 2m, Temp: 18 deg. C