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.
At anchor off Wedge Island. Wind south 20 knots, skies clear, temp 20 degrees.
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Thank you Tarvi, Kaeden and Matt for your narrative of today's events. Intentions are to remain at anchor in Hunters Bay, just off HMAS Penguin, home of the RAN Diving School, a place close to my heart, having spent many a day there under training as a young Officer! The plan is to weigh anchor and proceed to HMAS Waterhen, in Waverton, to pick up our Community Day Sailors from the Windgap Foundation and take them for a sail around the harbour for 3 hours. The Youth Crew will help us host our visitors and give them an experience of Young Endeavour. We will drop them back to Waverton and then proceed to anchor in the harbour where we will have a good view of the Bridge and the Opera House for the Youth Crew's last night onboard. Until tomorrow. Yours Aye, Captain Mike