Currently located 17nm to the east of Kiama and experiencing light - moderate NW winds with a 1m SE swell. Current temperature is 12 degrees.
Welcome to day 6 of our voyage. Overnight the cold front passed over the NSW coast and this morning we awoke to a clear blue sky with a light south westerly breeze.
Following our normal Early Morning Activity (EMA), hearty breakfast and morning brief the Youth Crew were ferried ashore to the picturesque Green Patch Beach where they sat down with their respective Watch Leaders and completed mid voyage talks which was followed by some beach sports and a refreshing swim.
This afternoon with everyone safely back onboard I conducted my sail theory presentation then on completion we weighed anchor. Once underway the ship was brought under fore and aft sail then we conducted rotational tacks, which was followed by a good set of demonstrational tacks. This activity gives the Youth Crew the opportunity to experience the procedures for tacking the ship from the bridge so that they have a better understanding of the orders and procedures required to successfully carry out this manoeuvre.
With these activities successfully completed we departed Jervis Bay at 1700 and with the assistance of a moderate north westerly commenced our passage north.
Overnight the Youth Crew will complete the ‘Bear Exercise’ which is an activity designed to challenge the Youth Crew with an unfamiliar team task. Whilst this is occurring we will continue to make ground to the north and our next anchorage which at this time is planned to be in Broken Bay.
Until tomorrow, take care.