Captain's Log
16 February 2010

Fine Weather at Last

Hi Everyone, I am happy to announce that finally this morning the weather started to improve. After four days of torrential rain the clouds began to clear and we managed some welcome glimpses of sunshine. The swell and wind began to moderate and we were able to bring the ship under a full press of fore and aft sail and start to make some solid progress to the south west. As the day progress the weather continued to improve and with it the health of the some of the Youth Crew (all have now managed to get over their seasickness). This afternoon we reactivated the training program, firstly with a set of rope races followed closely by a Rule of the Road presentation and some deck games to complete the afternoon’s activities. This evening Chef Chad and his trusty assistants prepared a magnificent dinner which was thoroughly enjoyed by all, especially those who had not been able to hold anything down since departing Eden.As we now have clear skies and relatively small sea’s the Youth Crew are now taking advantage of these conditions with most climbing the mast to witness a memorable sunset or just sitting out on the bowsprite and enjoying life on a tall ship. Overnight the Youth Crew will complete the BEAREX (initiative and communication exercise) as the ship continues to make good progress towards Wilson’s Promontory and our next anchorage which is currently planned to be Norman Bay. Until tomorrow, take care.Yours AyeCaptain Gav


38° 7' South / 148° 46' East


Currently located 32nm to the south west of Point Hicks and enjoying moderate 10-15kt SE winds with a 1.5m SE swell