Captain's Log
15 August 2011

Mostly got the sea legs …

Good evening everyone,A wonderful overnight motor sail with the wind building from the south west. During the middle watch (midnight to 4:00 am) the guys needed to do some manouevring around some rain squals but other than that a very pleasant passage north along the NSW coast. We took advantage of the fresher breeze and learned how to set the square sails. We sailed all through the morning and because we made good speed we decided to anchor in Trial Bay (South West Rocks) for the afternoon. This allowed the not so confident climbers to experience more climbing in benign conditions but more importantly, it gave us an opportunity to swim. About half the Crew went in for an invigorating splash with some of the swings off the monkey rope being quite spectacular … and some not so spectacular!We sang happy birthday to Sam and enjoyed a great chocolate cake with him. We also enjoyed a visit from the South West Rocks Scout Group, giving some future Young Endeavour Youth Crew a chance to look around the Ship.We will weigh anchor at 8:00pm and begin passage to Coffs Harbour where we intend arriving at 8:00am tomorrow. Overnight the Youth Crew will be keeping watches but I don\’t expect too much sail handling. An opportunity to put into practice the navigation theory that was done earlier today.Until tomorrow, take care.Yak (Voyage Captain)


30° 52' South / 153° 3' East


Wind:SSE at 5 knots. Partly cloudy with a low southerly swell. Barometer 1021 Hpa and steady. Air temperature 16.5 degrees. Sea Temp 18 degrees. Expect weather conditions to remain the same for the next 24 hrs or so.