Captain's Log
19 January 2000

Hawke Bay, New Zealand

Conducted a successful set of tacking drills shortly after lunch yesterday. Youth crew performed well. Wind gradually eased later in afternoon and speed was down to 2 knots by sunset at which time commenced motorsailing.Remained under power overnight and light winds backed to NE as expected. Youth Crew got stuck into cleaning stations in the still very flat seas this morning after morning brief. Engines shut down mid morning and now sailing into Hawke Bay with upper squares and all fore and aft sail set including the drifter (very large jib). Cape Kidnappers is 5 nautical miles on the port beam – named by Cook after local Maori attempted to kidnap the servant of his interpreter Tupaia.Generators currently shut down and enjoying a lovely quiet period under full sail. It doesn’t get much better than this. A swim is certainly on the cards later this afternoon. Intend to sail overnight and seek out suitable anchorage tomorrow afternoon.

Latitude/Longitude: 39° 50' South / 177° 15'


Course 340, Speed 4knots, Wind 060/10knots,Temp 19.5C, Blue skies