Captain's Log
21 November 2011

Day 6 – Wineglass Bay

Ahoy there everyone,Welcome to day six, the morning commenced at 0700 with another rousing tune this time from Blue Watch which heralded in a new day motor sailing along the north east Tasmanian coast on a beam reach starboard tack. During the forenoon the Youth Crew received a lesson on sail theory which was followed by demonstrational tacks. This enabled each watch the opportunity to stand on the bridge and observe the command and control aspects as the ship was tacked through the wind. These set of tacks consolidated the sail theory and practical deck work instruction gained over the previous six days. After lunch the ship entered Wineglass Bay and anchored in the azure waters. All Youth were then transferred ashore to walk the length of the beach then climb to the lookout for a fantastic view of the Freycinet Peninsula. On return to the ship the next round of rope races was held followed by happy hour. The ship weighed anchor after a superb dinner by Chef Adrian, recommencing our voyage south sailing under three squares and all plain sail on a broad reach starboard tack bound for Port Arthur. Yours Aye Captain Damien


42° 17' South / 148° 25' East


2100 at sea - weather cloudy scattered showers, wind WSW 15 knots, swell N 0.5 metre, temperature 16 degrees, barometer 1009 hpa