23° 43' South
151° 34' East
Wind - SSW 10kts, sea calm, coolish
Good Morning Shipmates,

Overnight we have continued our passage to 1770. The wind has been very light, meaning we have been under engines overnight. The good thing about that is that we have been able to get down to Hervey Bay area sooner than planned to enjoy the waters of the southern Great Barrier Reef and Fraser Island.

During the night we consolidated our basic mariner skills, with the watches climbing, sail handling, steering, keeping lookout and now navigating. Preparations for command day are now well advnced with everyone showing a good level of knowledge and skill.

Yesterday afternoon we had a birthday pavlova to celebrate Kirsty from Kingaroy's 19th birthday.

This morning's morning brief included a new segment from the ship's resident magician, Pete Wong. Entitled \That's just Wong\", Pete can do amazing magic with cards and stuff.

Today we will make our way to anchor off the town of 1770, arriving mid-late afternoon. Enroute we will have a sail theory lecture, round 2 of \"rope races\" and a rule of the road lecture. Once at anchor we will have a teak beach BBQ, forllowed by the first of our interwatch activites, \"three way talks\", where YC from each watch get to know each other better and introduce each other to the group.

Tomorrow we will have a shore expedition to 1770, which will include a \"special treat\"

Until tomorrow, me hearties,

Yours Aye


Chris Galloway
Commander, RAN
Commanding Officer"