Currently located 10nm to the NNE of Tasman Island and experiencing moderate to strong NNW winds with a 1-1.5m NE swell. Our current speed is 5.5kts and the temperature is 19 degrees.
Welcome to day two of our voyage. The Youth Crew awoke early to spectacular Hobart morning with clear views of Mount Wellington and the Derwent River. Following an Early Morning Activity (EMA) and normal large Young Endeavour breakfast the Youth Crew were mustered on the port side of the bridge and introduced to the traditional ceremony of colours and morning brief. Once completed they conducted their first set of cleaning stations then mustered back on deck for a thorough safety equipment brief given by Taffy the Ship’s Safety Equipment Officer.
Lunch followed then preparations were made to get underway. At 1300 we weighed anchor then commenced the 10nm pilotage out of the Derwent River and into Storm Bay. During this pilotage the Youth Crew conducted setting and furling drills and deck safety with their respective Watch Leaders.
By 1600 we were well into Storm Bay and Dion (Sail Master) reported that he was happy with the progress of the Youth Crew and that he would like to call the ship to tacking stations and to conduct our first set of tacks as a crew. This request was approved and in the 40 minutes that followed we completed three tacks and one wear which consolidated all of the days sail work. Once completed, I congratulated everyone for their efforts throughout the day then it was time for dinner.
This evening we have continued our passage out of Storm Bay and along the way we have been enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Tasman Peninsular.
The time is now 2030 and we have just passed through the narrow passage between Cape Pillar and Tasman Island and have now altered our course to the north east and are now heading along the Tasmania’s East Coast.
Until tomorrow, take care.