Captain's Log
27 December 2007

Motor Sailing, East of Green Cape

Ahoy Shipmates,We have made good time in the last 24 hours and we will be crossing into Victorian waters and out into the Bass Strait later tonight. This year’s race is proving to be a fast one overall and we are having to motorsail to maintain our position in the back part of the fleet.The Youth Crew have been busily settling into the routine of the ship and are proving to be quite adept sailors, although more of the team have succumbed to sea sickness. This afternoon we were fortunate enough to have Sean Langman, our radio operator and well-known Sydney sailing identity give us a sail theory lecture, followed by a short explanation of his plan to attempt the world sailing speed record next year.The weather is forecast to ease, so it is likely that at some stage overnight we will have to hand all sail (put it away) and motor for a few hours. Tomorrow will find us in the middle of Bass Strait, well on the way to Tassie!Until tomorrow, Yours Aye,ChrisChris GallowayCommander, RANCommanding Officer


36° 45' South / 150° 19' East


Wind - SE 15-20 knots, swell and sea low, clear and warm.