Captain's Log
19 April 2000

Sydney Harbour

Yesterday afternoon, after we had anchored, it was all ashore for a couple of hours of interwatch sport. This was excellent fun and helped blow away some tensions of the previous 24 hours. On completion of the sports afternoon I facilitated a debrief of the Command Day. The Youth Crew offered some very mature and insightful comments on how their day went and a lot was learnt by all. Then it was back on board for a deck barbecue and a much needed early night.This morning the ship was underway bright and early at 0400 to be alongside in Sydney at 0900. Here we collected some 50 guests for a half day sail, mostly young people with intellectual disabilities and from disadvantaged backgrounds. Setting sail at 1015, the Youth Crew soon had our new crew members helping them set sails, steer the ship and climb aloft. It was another challenging and fun day for all, concluding back alongside at 1300.Tonight will be spent at anchor for a closing concert beforefinishing the voyage tomorrow morning.Until thenCap’n Bob


33° 50' South / 151° 16'


Conducting half day sail on Sydney harbour. Wind south-west 12 knots, grey skies and intermittent rain, temp 19.