The deck Olympics yesterday afternoon were fun and we had a special visitor, Brother Nutzee, to help us pray for wind. The wind gods were obviously happy with our performance and have been obliging ever since with fair winds and following seas. We completed 175 nm for the days run which is quite respectable. After ‘happy hour’ this morning we set the course, and then dropped the jib and set the drifter in it’s place. The drifter, now known as the ‘whomper’, is a very large light wind headsail. Feeling the need for speed, the fisherman staysail is now being set so that we will have the absolute maximum amount of sail set. It would be enough to bring a tear to the eye of our old Bosun, Hector.Program for this afternoon is a quiet period (shut down the generator) and an afternoon siesta. We have another lecture prepared and also we’ll have a set of rope races.
Course 270, Speed 7kts, Wind 150/15kts, Warm, partly cloudy and we still have wind
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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