Captain's Log
15 September 2001

It’s a Lil Chilli Down Here

Last night we enjoyed some excellent sailing, making the most of 25-30 knot nor-westerlies by setting just about everything that resembled a sail. Throughout the day today we also made the most of the good winds and in the early afternoon sailed into Bridgewater Bay with the intention of anchoring. As the anchorage was affected by swell our crew decided to continue further to the east and at about 1600 (that’s 4pm for you landlubbers out there) we anchored here in Portland Bay.After a lazy stroll along the wide streets of Portland we returned onboard for pizza night – another great meal from our chef and her helpers. We will remain here overnight and sail tomorrow for the remainder of the journey east. Predictions have a cold front passing us by in the next day so we are all set for some heavy weather and more challenging sailing.Hope your Saturday night is as pleasant as ours.Matthew RoweYouth crew entry by Andrew(16).We’ve been having a ball we’ve had good weather but will soon get slaughtered by 2 cold fronts. The crew is nice. Were at Portland, it’s a lil chilli down here. Hi mum dad Aaron Alex Sarah bye.Youth crew entry by Steve (19).We are having an absolutely awesome time cruising along the south coast of Victoria. We’ve just spent the night in Portland and enjoyed a calm night’s sleep. At sunset Portland is beautiful from the top of the mast. The staff and all the crew are great and really helpful, especially the chef. Can’t wait to sail again. Hi to mum dad and the gang and my puppies, see you all soon.


38° 20' South / 141° 37'


Captain's log for Saturday 15 September 2001Situation at 1800: at anchor in Portland, Victoria. No wind. Temp 15c.