Captain's Log
12 February 2001

The First Challenge

Hi everyone. Captain Andrew here and I’m back in the saddle. My thanks go to Matt the XO who took over for one voyage while I had a break. Our visit to Newcastle was great and today we got under way a little later as some Youth Crew finally arrived from Adelaide.My team for this voyage to Sydney is Kath – XO, Paul – Nav, Damo – Nav, Matt = White WL, Sal – Red Wl, Woody – Blue WL, Eddie – Engineer, Karen – Chef. Our Scotsman on exchange from the Sail Training Association in the U.K., Chris Gordon, is assistant watch leader of White watch with Matt.This is the fourth voyage on our Circumnavigation of Australia to celebrate Australia’s Centenary of Federation and after this voyage we will have a short maintenance period in Sydney before continuing north up the coast and beyond.The plan for this voyage is to go to Port Stephens, Port Hacking and Broken Bay. The Prime Minister will be our special guest towards the end of the voyage to celebrate the inaugural exchange between the sail training associations of Australia and the United Kingdom. So all the Youth Crew will get to meet him, and the special VIP guests, who join us for a short sail on Sydney Harbour.At the moment the Youth Crew are undertaking their first climb. Our anchorage is not that protected and big swells are going to make their climb interesting as we rock and roll around. It’s their first challenge.Our new team seems like a great bunch and I’m sure we will have a great time.Stay tunedAndrew Davis

Latitude/Longitude:

32° 54' South / 151° 47'

Conditions:

CO's Log Monday 12 Feb 01Current situation at 1800: At Anchor Stockton Beach. Wind easterly at 15 knots. Temp 22C.