Captain's Log
1 October 2006

Sailing, Storm Bay

Hello everyone,We have just sailed from Port Arthur and are starting a short 65nm passage across Storm Bay to Southport at the bottom of the Dantrecasteaux Channel. Today is the last opportunity for the Youth Crew to pick up the knowledge necessary to take command of the ship for 24 hours – we will hand it over to them at 1200 Tomorrow. last night everyone went ashore and enjoyed the ghost tour at the convict settlement – including Clare’s chilling screams….Today will be a very busy day. Shortly we will finish cleaning stations and get into a communications exercise. After lunch we will have demonstration tacks, where every one gets a bridge-eye view of the business of tacking a tall ship. Once that has been done, we will do Captain’s setting and furling drills to ensure that we are able to set and furl the sails safely. We should hopefully get to anchor soon after dinner this evening, then it will be into Command Day Elections.Until tomorrow,Yours Aye,ChrisChris GallowayLieutenant Commander, RANCommanding Officer


43° 9' South / 147° 51' East


Wind: Northerly at 15-20 knots, 20-30 knots expected. Sea calm, swell low SW, clear and sunny, and WARM (for Tassie!)