Captain's Log
14 September 2011

Day 7 – Coral Sea

Ahoy there everyone,Welcome to day seven, the morning commenced at 0630 with another rousing tune from Sail Master Kristy which heralded in a new day onboard filled with sunshine and the promise of setting all square sails. With the early morning activity, daily activity brief and happy hour completed the ship weighed anchor and departed picturesque Lady Musgrave Island. Setting all three square sails and shaping a course north eastward of the Bunker Island Group. Weather conditions proved favourable with south easterly 15 knot winds and a one metre swell under clear skies. The forenoon commenced with sail work and climbing aloft consolidation in preparation for command day when the Youth Crew will take control of the ship for 24 hours. After lunch the next round of rope races was conducted by Engineer Mick, during this it was observed that the ‘non’ had disappeared from the title non-competitive as each watch gained confidence in the lay out and terminology of the ship in order to locate the various nominated items. The afternoon continued with sail and deck work as each watch ensured that they were at a safe standard to set or furl a nominated sail without any assistance from their Watch Leader. Then after another magnificent dinner and sunset the ship settled into sea watches overnight as the ship continued to make ground towards Heron Island in the Capricorn Island Group where we are intending to anchor tomorrow forenoon. It has been a busy and demanding day on deck with each watch acquitting themselves with distinction. Until tomorrow evening, Yours Aye Captain Damien


23° 11' South / 152° 33' East


2000 at sea - weather clear skies, wind E 12 knots, swell SE 0.5 metre, temperature 19 degrees, barometer 1023 hpa