Captain's Log
13 September 2006

Sailing, NSW South Coast

Ahoy Shipmates,What an awesome 24 hours we have had – overnight we motorsailed from Sydney to south of Jervis Bay, and this morning we shut the engines down and are now sailing under a full press of canvas in a gentle north westerly breeze. Here is YC Donna to tell us all about her experince so far:Hello!! Well where do I start? Apart from almost every single one of us already being sick and spending most of the night hanging over the edge of the ship, things have certainly improved today! An experience in itself and one I hope not to keep going! Apart from that everything has been amazing. The hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life and we are only just beginning! Heading to the top of the mast over looking Sydney Harbour on the first night certainly set the trend for what kind of trip we were in for. Rain most of the way until today where the sun is shining and the sea life has started, dolphins and whales everywhere. Group activities and sail setting, we have had a fantastic time so far. The crew are looking after us all amazingly and teaching us more than I can take in at the moment, you certainly learn quick when thrown in! Looking forward to the coming days… bye for now. (P.S. Hi to everyone at home)Bye for now, Donna.


35° 58' South / 150° 17' East


Wind - North west, 10-15 knots, sea state 2/3, swell 1m, clear and sunny