Captain's Log
30 May 2006

Motoring passage Sydney to Brisbane

Ahoy Shipmates,Another voyage begins – V08/06 is off to a flying start. We sailedyesterday afternoon at 1600 and went to anchor in Farm Cove adjacent to theSydney Opera House. After icebreakers and a ship tour, we sampled some ofChad’s awesome fare in the Galley, before our first climb. By 2330 all ofour youth crew members had climbed to the Topgallant yard, 34m off thewater.This morning we had morning brief, where we hoisted the white ensign andsang the national anthem, and found out what the plan for the day was.After a forenoon of line handling and deck safety, we had another greatfeed from cafe Chad, before sailing at 1300. We have just left Sydney headsand are in the middle of learning to set, furl, brail and clew all of thesails onboard. Once this is done we will do several practice tacks toensure that we can safely turn the ship about the wind as a crew.There are a few seasick heads already, but there will be no escape untilThursday, when weather permitting we will anchor at Coff’s Harbour.Until tomorrow, shipmates,Yours Aye,ChrisChris GallowayLieutenant Commander, RANCommanding Officer


33° 48' South / 151° 22' East


Fine, a little rainy but fine now. Sun's out