Latitude: 
35° 7' South
Longitude: 
150° 53' East
Conditions: 
Fine
Sailing, Eden to Jervis Bay/Berthed at HMAS CRESWELL

Ahoy Shipmates,

After a quiet night at anchor in Twofold Bay near Eden, we sailed from anchor after morning brief into a 30-40 knot south westerly wind. The wind was again very favourable and pushed us along at a respectable 8-10 knots for most of our passage. In the afternoon on Saturday we conducted a commmunication and teamwork exercise, followed by demonstration tacks. Demo tacks are a \bridge-eye view\" of how the ship is tacked.

Overnight Staurday, after a picturesque sunset as we sailed between
Montague Island and the mainland, the swell increased significantly to a massive 7-9m. This made for a busy and hard night as the wind became fickle and we had to change sails several times. This morning we sailed into Jervis Bay, much to the relief of a weary youth crew.

We berthed at HMAS CRESWELL at 1100 this morning and since lunch have
been bust cleaning the ship in preparation for Command Day and the
Governor General's visit on Wednesday. This afternoon we will get ashore for a sports afternoon before Command Day elections this evening.

Tomorrow is Command Day - you will hear from the duly elected Youth
Crew Captain who will tell of the exploits of their group as they unertake their challenge - getting to Sydney by 1300 Tuesday.

Until tomorrow,

Yours Aye,

Chris


Chris Galloway
Lieutenant Commander, RAN
Commanding Officer "