40° 16' South
149° 37' East

2100 at sea - weather overcast intermittant showers, wind S 25 knots, swell S 2.5 metres, temperature 14 degrees, barometer 1020 hpa

Ahoy there everyone,

Welcome to day four, overnight the ship weighed anchor at midnight and departed stunning Wineglass Bay shaping a course nor’ east along the Tasmanian east coast making good eight knots under three square sails with a two metre following sea combined with intermittent showers. The morning commenced with an epic wakey wakey song composed by White Watch, arousing all from their slumber to breakfast.

Navigator Kim presented a lesson in the fine art of maritime navigation. After lunch Engineer Leon conducted round one of non-competitive Rope Races enabling the Youth Crew to challenge each other in a non-competitive activity by remembering and identifying different items of safety equipment located around the upper decks. This was followed by Watch Officer Sandon presenting an intriguing maritime Rules of the Road lecture, an important component of safely navigating the ship to avoid colliding with other vessels or running aground by correctly identifying various lights, shapes and navigation markers

The afternoon and evening continued with deck consolidation as the ship continued surfing the following sea under sail into Bass Strait and the Tasman Sea. The intention is to continue making ground north east utilising the prevailing weather to best advantage.

Until tomorrow evening, take care.

Yours Aye

Captain Damien