Captain's Log
24 May 2010

Heading for Jervis Bay

Hi Everyone, Overnight the wind backed to the north so given the updated forecast of NE winds for the next 36 hours I decided to tack ship and head south for Jervis Bay. Throughout the day we have experienced light and variable conditions which hasn’t been good for sailing but the calm conditions have enabled us to complete a number of informative presentations, these included Navigation, Rules of the Road and to finish of the day my Sail Theory Lecture. Besides these presentations the Youth Crew participated in their first round of ���Rope Races’ (this activity is semi competitive and has proven to be a very good way to get the Youth Crew to learn all of the many lines onboard YE). Late this afternoon we were visited by a lively pod of dolphins who seemed more than content just to swim along with the Ship and amuse the Youth Crew.Just after sunset the wind freshened to 15kts which enabled us to bring the ship under fore and aft sail and we are now enjoying some very pleasant sailing conditions. Given these conditions, it is our intention to remain at sea overnight then enter the picturesque Jervis Bay tomorrow were we will complete a number of other activities prior to going to anchor just of Honeymoon Bay late tomorrow morning. Overnight the Youth Crew will remain in their sea watches and consolidate some newly acquired navigation and sailing skills.Until tomorrow, take care.Yours AyeCaptain Gav


35° 11' South / 151° 25' East


Currently located 30nm to the east of Jervis Bay and experiencing 15-20 NE winds with a 1.5m SE swell.