Captain's Log
10 October 2006

Storm Bay, Tasmania

After a long night of first climbs, full value contracts and some all important knot tying, we were awoken at 0630 by the dulcet tones of white watch. After wakey wakey and some early morning activities, it was time to once again sample the supurb culinary skills of Chad the cheffo. After breakfast the programme started with morning brief, before moving into happy hour (cleaning stations), Captain safety and line handling and deck safety. After lunch annd with a building northerly, we weighed anchor and turned our head south for the wild souther ocean. With some practical experience of sail setting and tacking stations complete it was time to settle down to watches over night. The first dog watchmen were treated to some spectacular views of Cape Raoul – the last rounding point for the Sydney – Hobart yachts before turning their heads north and heading into the Derwent river. Until tomorrow… Ian Hibbard LEUT, RAN Voyage Captain


43° 17' South / 147° 45' East


Weather: wind light and variable, cloud cover 50%, confused sea.