V19/18 Newcastle to Sydney
19 Oct - 29 Oct 2018
Wind: NNE at 15 knots Weather: Fine Swell: ENE at 1.0m Course:170 true Speed: 4 knots Location: Off Wollongong
Ahoy Shipmates. After a very busy Day 3, today had a more relaxed vibe. After the usual early morning antics we departed the beautiful Sydney Harbour at around 1000, turned right, and commenced our transit to Jervis Bay. Most of the day was spent consolidating newly learnt skills (climbing, sail handling and watch on deck). After lunch the wind picked up from the north east, enabling us to set some square sails, and after round 2 of rope races and Jerome's Navigation Brief, we spent a relaxing afternoon under sail...glorious. And pleasingly the green goblin laid low...much to the joy of some of the Youth Crew. That's it for now, until tomorrow...fair winds...Captain Kenny...-... Captains Log 22 Oct 18 A standard 0630 start, in Double Bay, Sydney, with a few laps of the deck. We had a fulfilling breakfast of bacon, eggs and croissants, then Kenny’s Quotes, Kenny’s confounding curiosities, and the morning brief, followed by Happy Hour – the ship became tiddly in record time (for us). The ship departed around 9am heading south. Youth staff climbed the mast and set the square sails – a first for us. It was particularly challenging for those with vertigo with the ship tilting this way and that. Routine watches were performed by the youth staff to keep the ship safe. We had the Game of Ropes, Red watch is now in the lead overall, but we all know White Watch will win in the end (not necessarily). The day ended in a relaxed fashion and now night watches have commenced. The vibe is sunburnt, tired from all our great work today, and thoroughly enjoying the experience.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. Calvin Coolidge