Captain's Log
6 March 2002

Tacky Tacky!

Situation at 1800: After completing our two training tacks yesterday afternoon we continued out to sea in a light southerly breeze, conducting a midnight tack with all hands so as to be off Wedge Island thisafternoon. All have settled into the sea routine well, and the tack in the dark went off without a hitch.This morning after the ubiquitous happy hour (cleaning stations) Youth Crew were given a lecture on the theory of sailing a squarerigged ship followed by more tacking. This time each Youth Crew was able to witness a tack from the bridge thus gaining the whole ship view of how tacks work and consolidating the mornings theory.This afternoon we came to anchor off Wedge Island and everyone had a chance to go ashore for a leg stretch and the watches reviewed their progress on the voyage to date. Now back onboard we areenjoying a deck BBQ/pyjama party before we get underway this evening and start making tracks up Spencer Gulf towards our final destination, Port Pirie.See you tomorrow,Cap’n Bob.


35° 8' South / 136° 28'


At anchor off Wedge Island. Wind south 20 knots, skies clear, temp 20 degrees.