The time is now 2000 and we are currently located 7nm to the SSE of Robe motor sailing close hauled under fore and aft sail in light 7-10kt SW winds with a 3m SW swell. Our speed is 6.5kts and the temperature is 19 degrees.
Welcome to day six of our voyage. Much to relief of the Youth crew the conditions improved overnight and by sunrise we were located 80nm to the WSW of Portland motor sailing in light – moderate south westerly winds but still experiencing a moderating 3m swell.
Given these improved condition we completed the normal activities of morning brief and cleaning stations then brought the ship under sail a modified sail plan and in light winds conducted a good set of demonstrational tacks.
Lunch and a ‘siesta’ followed then it was straight into another round of rope races followed by an entertaining kite building/flying competition.
To finish the afternoon those not on watch were given some ‘down time’ to do some washing, write in their journals or just enjoy this special time of being a sea.
The time is now 2000 and we are currently located 7nm to the SSE of the town of Robe motor sailing under fore and aft sail and enjoying some pleasant conditions.
Overnight all of the watches will complete the Apples & Onions Exercise as we make best speed across South Australia’s Encounter Bay with the expectation that we will anchor at Kangaroo Island early tomorrow afternoon.
Until tomorrow evening, take care.