Captain's Log
12 July 2011

Day 7 – NSW South Coast

Ahoy there everyone,Welcome to day seven, the morning commenced at 0630 with an Early Morning Activity after which the ship weighed anchor and departed Snug Cove, Eden and recommenced our voyage north along the New South Wales south east coast. During the day each watch progressed with climbing aloft and sail work as the ship beat against 20 knot nor’eastly winds. After lunch the ship was called to tacking stations and conducted rotational and then demonstrational tacks (altering course using the wind) This required each of the Youth Crew watches to rotate through each of the roles and positions. The ship conducted six tacks and two wears (turning the stern through the wind also known as a gybe in a yacht) prior to regaining our course north and motor sailing for the remainder of the day. The intention is to remain underway overnight continuing to beat our way to windward making ground to the north at five knots. Yours Aye Captain Damien


36° 4' South / 150° 13' East


2200 at sea - weather scattered cloud, wind NNE 16 knots, swell E 0.5 metre, temperature 18 degrees, barometer 1017 hpa