Day 6 – Coral Sea
Ahoy there everyone,Welcome to day six, overnight each watch was challenged with a teamwork activity during their night watch, needless to say each watch rose to the occasion successfully completing their assigned tasks as the ship continued motor sailing south on a close reach starboard tack. The morning commenced with another rousing tune from the on watch Youth Crew which called everyone to breakfast and the morning brief. On completion the ship was closed up at tacking stations for the remainder of the forenoon as every Youth Crew member rotated through each deck position and onto the bridge in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of this important manoeuvring evolution. During the afternoon voyage goals were revised both individually and collectively as a watch assessing progression and re-evaluated priorities for the remainder of the voyage. Each watch then continued with deck work and climbing aloft consolidation throughout the afternoon and overnight. Today was also a very special day for Youth Crew member Jessica Mahon who turned 24 years old, during dinner the crew celebrated with a hand crafted chocolate cake in her honour. Jess also posted a few words below: â€˜Hi Guys, I hope you are all doing well! I am having such a great time on this voyage and have met some really amazing people. Iâ€™m missing and thinking of you very much. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Love always Jessâ€™ The intention is to again remain underway overnight making ground south against fresh south westerly winds and half metre swell. Until tomorrow evening, take care. Yours Aye Captain Damien
2100 at sea - weather scattered cloud, swell S 0.5 metre, wind SW 12 knots, temperature 19 degrees, barometer 1008 hpa
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