The northerly winds have persisted over the last 24 hrs which has made for tough going.
The wind has remained fresh from the north for the past 24 hrs and the crew has been putting in the big ones to work the ship north against wind and current.
Yesterday was a busy day with a very steep learning curve for the youth crew. Anchor was weighed at 1030 and the ship motored out of Sydney Heads in glorious sunshine with a light northerly wind.
The ship has been in a period of scheduled maintenance for the last four weeks and with everything repaired and looking shipshape we are all looking forward to the next series of voyages to the warmer
After disembarking our half day sail guests yesterday, we motored around to anchor in Farm Cove, where the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge provides a magnificent backdrop to the final hours of our
Yesterday afternoon, after we had anchored, it was all ashore for a couple of hours of interwatch sport. This was excellent fun and helped blow away some tensions of the previous 24 hours.
We left our intrepid Youth Crew yesterday having successfully extricated themselves from their first challenge, namely recovering the ship from all aback. Soon they were sailing the ship
It was a real drifter on Jervis Bay yesterday but we still managed to achieve all that we needed to.
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