Hi Everyone,Welcome to day three of our voyage. During the early hours of this morning the wind strengthened to 25-30kts with a confused swell which caused a number of the Youth Crew to succumb to the â€˜Sailors Curseâ€™ of seasickness.At morning brief I notified a very grateful Youth Crew that we would shortly be getting them out of these strong conditions and proceeding into anchor which lifted their spirits considerably. At 1030 escorted by a playful pod of dolphins we entered the spectacular Wineglass Bay which is located on the Freycinet Peninsular coming safely to anchor at 1030.Once at anchor we conducted the first set of rope races for the voyage, then on completion of lunch ferried everyone ashore for a swim and a hike to the very scenic Wineglass Bay lookout. By 1610 everyone was back onboard and following a short break they all mustered in the cafÃ© for a Navigation Brief given by Kyle the ships Navigator.Following dinner this evening we weighed anchor, departed Wineglass Bay and in heavy rain and are now continuing our passage north. The time is now 2000 and we are currently located 15nm to the NNE of Wineglass Bay.Our intention is to remain at sea overnight and make best speed to the north so that we can get a good overnight anchorage at Flinders Island late tomorrow.Until tomorrow, take careYours AyeCaptain Gav
Currently located 15nm to the NNE of Wineglass Bay and experiencing moderate 10-15kt WNW winds with a 1m NE swell. Our current speed is 6kts and the temperature is 16 degrees.
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Thank you Tarvi, Kaeden and Matt for your narrative of today's events. Intentions are to remain at anchor in Hunters Bay, just off HMAS Penguin, home of the RAN Diving School, a place close to my heart, having spent many a day there under training as a young Officer! The plan is to weigh anchor and proceed to HMAS Waterhen, in Waverton, to pick up our Community Day Sailors from the Windgap Foundation and take them for a sail around the harbour for 3 hours. The Youth Crew will help us host our visitors and give them an experience of Young Endeavour. We will drop them back to Waverton and then proceed to anchor in the harbour where we will have a good view of the Bridge and the Opera House for the Youth Crew's last night onboard. Until tomorrow. Yours Aye, Captain Mike