33° 55' South
151° 19' East
Wind at 55 degrees on the port side of the bow
Elections were held on Sunday to determine the command crew for
Monday and Tuesday, otherwise known as Command day. The group as a
whole decided to keep the tried and tested chain of command structure
with a CO, XO, Nav, WO, 3 cooks and 3 watch leaders. the positions
went according to an impromptu voting system.
The results were:
CO Jeremy
XO Sheryn
Nav Daniel
WO Tom
Cooks Fraser
WL Kate

The left over crew members formed the same three watches, Red, Blue
and White.

At 1300 on the 10 Apr 06, the 'keys' of the ship were handed over and
we were left to our own devices to attempt to sail the ship out of
Jervis Bay, The bad news being, we'd used all of our lucky cards on
the trip through the bass straight, meaning that we had a head wind
before we even got outof the bay. After a slow start the command team
began to realise the importance of the jib. After our first tack/3
point turn, we set the jib to give enough speed to exit the bay.
Heading with the wind at 55 degrees on the port side of the bow, the
best angle up the coast we could manage was almost 90, so after an
assesment of the situation, another tack was in order. However,
things rarely go to plan, and during the tack, the ship drifted 1/2 a
mile further south. As we tried to move up the coast we realised that
to complete the task of reaching Sydney in time to meet the Govenor
General, then wind would not be enough. So at 2030 The Captain
(Chris) was asked for permission to use both engines, to which he
agreed. With both engines running a slow journey North began, always
keeping the wind as close to the bow as possible (without sails
luffing). After another tack as we neared the coast, the course was
once again set fo 070 degrees, which averaged an O/G direcction of
090. after keeping this course for an uneventfful two hours, the crew
was once again roused to tack the ship at 2242, and beccause of the
cold and the wind, they were only to happy to tack in 5 minutes
before heading back to bed.A number of hours after the tack, captain
Chris advised that to reach Sydney in time a course directly into the
wind would have to be set, the Officer Of the Watch (OOW) was only to
happy to oblige, and set a course that would carry us on the most
direct route to Sydney.

After a rivale of 0630 on the 11 Apr 06, I came to the bridge to
discover that the command team were an incredibly capable bunch, the
distance to Sydney had been greatly decreased as the night wore on,
and We would only be 2 hours late. After morning briefing, the crew
went to Happy hour, with an emphasis on nooks and crannies, and
copious amounts of Brasso. The guys and girls really got into the
spirit of Brasso, and had shone anything coppery coloured that they
could find. After turning directly into the wind the decision was to
furl all sails until we reached Sydney Harbour. The mainsail was
seafurled thanks to the work of Jack, Phil, Nat and . After
recieving a new set of three waypoints, the ship was turned slightly
East to meet all waypoints, these being named, 'Garden Of Eden', 'I
love Cheese' and 'Boys look good in girls clothing'. For reasons
known only to the crew. After passing over the last checkpoint just
south of Sydney Harbour the engines were throttled back to allow time
to set as many sails as possible on approach to Sydney harbour.

Youth Crew Captain