Captain's Log
25 February 2010

Out in Bass Strait

Hi Everyone, Eager to meet our tidal window for the Rip this morning, the anchor was weighed at 0700 and Young Endeavour departed her anchorage in Capel Bay and proceeded out into the main channel and completed the final phase of our pilotage to exit Port Phillip Bay. On passing safely through the Rip and entering Bass Strait we were greeted by a pleasant 1m swell and a light southerly, which where better conditions than we had previously expected. Once in clear water all plain fore and aft sail was set and a course shaped for Flinders Island. The weather conditions remained light and variable throughout the day which enabled us to complete a number of activities, these included, sail work, a set of Rope Races and finally a ���Rule of the Road�� presentation given by Tug the Boats Officer. By early evening the wind had freshened then backed to the north east which has provided us with some pleasant sailing conditions which we expect to remain with us throughout the night.Overnight the Youth Crew continue to learn some new mariner and sailing skillsUntil tomorrow, take care.Yours AyeCaptain Gav


39° 6' South / 145° 28' East


Currently located 40nm to the south west of Wilson\'s Promontory and experiencing moderate E- NE winds with a 1m SW swell.