Last night we made ground north past Bega and Ulladulla against a strong wind.
Today's CO's log is by acting Captain Woody, yes I have had the honour and privilege of taking care of the ship and her crew for the day.
Last night the wind tapered off and left us motor-sailing toward Eden.
Today was great! The sun shone and with a following breeze we ran east under full sail for most of the day.
Last night was fairly bumpy as we ran down the coast on a beam reach with the swell rolling us around.
Big Tuesday got even bigger today as we headed across Port Philip Bay as a weather front passed over us and the YC learned about deck safety and sail setting before heading into open ocean.
Welcome to the Voyage from Melbourne to Sydney. Our Youth Crew (YC) joined today with just one late arrival as a result of the airline troubles.
Today we were lucky enough to take a group of young Victorians for a sail with us, from rural schools around the state, as well as some other special guests.
We've just completed the youth crew command day, which began yesterday at about 1900.
For most of last night we had great sailing conditions with about 20-25 knots of wind from the west.