Captain's Log
4 September 2011

Top Sailing Day

Good evening Shipmates,Last night we criss crossed the Whitsunday Passage numerous times as we tacked back and forth with minimal sail set in the blustery conditions. The wind abated a little during the night and as such immediately after morning brief, where the YC were introduced to Nana, the mainsail and jib were set and we spent the next six hours working our way southwards in exhilerating sailing conditions. During the forenoon the YC received their lecture from Taffy on Rule of the Road. By mid afternoon having conducted numerous tacks, the ship entered Nara Inlet which is one of the prettiest anchorages in the Whitsunday Group of islands. Shortly after anchoring the first set of rope races were conducted followed by a chance to have a swim over the side. The rope swing was very popular. This evening we held a teak deck BBQ and later on we were entertained during \’three way\’ talks. Overall an excellent day of adventure and it will be a tired YC who turn in this evening.


20° 9' South / 148° 55' East


Wind SE / 20 kts, Temp 25C