Captain's Log
16 May 2006

Motor Sailing, Tasman Sea, Off Sydney

Ahoy Me Hearties,Well, Voyage 07/06 has gotten off to a great start! We departed Woollomoolloo late yesterday and after fond farewells to family and friends we went to anchor off Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney harbour. We then got to know each other, did our first safety lectures and ship tours. After Sammi’s excellent dinner we had the Captain’s and XO’s introductions and went for our first climb. Later in the evening we completed the second climb to the T’Gallant – 30 m off the water: awesome.This morning we started at 0630 with early morning activity, and afterbreakfast we had our first morning brief before getting into cleaning stations and some safety lectures. We weighed anchor at 1230, and departed Sydney harbour. This afternoon we have conmpleted deck safety and setting and furling drills, and soon we will learn to tack the ship as a crew.Tomorrow we will go to anchor in the Hawkesbury near Cottage Point.Until tomorrow shipmates,Yours Aye,ChrisChris GallowayLCDR, RANCO STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR


33° 50' South / 151° 12' East


The weather is fine with a light north easterly wind blowing us along our track at 4kts with all fore and aft sails set.