Captain's Log
16 March 2000

Discovery Bay

Very light winds for most of the day meant that we had to keep the engines running which is always frustrating. A sea breeze did come in late in the afternoon that allowed square sails to be set and the engines to be shut down. The breeze died shortly after sunset and it was back on with the engines.Nearly all youth crew are over their sea sickness now and there are smiles all round. We’ve seen a number of seals and a few dolphins out here and are hopeful of seeing some whales.Today seems to be somewhat of a ‘Groundhog’ Day with grey overcast skies and very little wind. Nevertheless, today we will do some tacking drills and hopefully find some wind later in the afternoon. We are heading towards Robe where we will anchor tomorrow sometime.


38° 18' South / 140° 45'


Course 300, Speed 7kts, Wind N 5-10kts, Temp 16, overcast, motor sailing 10 nm south of Discovery Bay, South Aust.