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September 17, 2013
Day 5 Tuesday 17th September The strong east wind has now calmed down and we’ve had a comfortable night, catching up on sleep and no vomiting. Before going on watch we celebrated Billy’s birthday again. It was a great evening, with a moon and the southern cross to observe: northerners learned how to find south. […]

September 16, 2013
Monday 16th September Day 4 Lord Nelson continues her journey south from Melbourne to Hobart.We could still see some of the other tall ships during the afternoon. Sails set yesterday afternoon made way for some great sailing but overnight the swell and winds picked up and the calm we felt in Port Phillip Bay was […]

September 15, 2013
Day 3 – Sunday 15th September Last night at anchor in Capel Bay we had an excellent if slightly chilly BBQ – to show the Aussie that British Engineers can do BBQs too. Today saw us up anchor and start on our way out through the headlands. We set the sails and with a myriad […]

September 14, 2013
British tall ship, Lord Nelson, has set sail from Williamstown, Victoria, bound for Hobart, Tasmania, after taking part in the week-long Melbourne International Tall Ships Festival. The unique 55-metre square rigger, which is one of only two ships in the world accessible to disabled and able bodied sailors, took centre stage at the event along […]

September 14, 2013
STW 18 Melbourne to Hobart Friday 13th September to 22nd September 2013 Captain: Barbara Campbell 1st Mate: Jon West 2nd Mate: Iain Kerr Bosun: Jim Phillips Chief Engineer: Alan Grant 2nd Engineer: Tamsin Smith Cook: Dave Stanley Medical Purser: Elizabeth Turner Supernumerary Deck Officer: Rob McDonald Supernumerary Medical Purser: Gillian Murray Cook’s Assistant: Pam Johnston […]

The largest annual sailing event in the IT industry, takes place again in Cowes in September. Last year the event was contested by over 400 people, representing over 200 companies and again raised over £60,000 for its nominated charities which include the Jubilee Sailing Trust. www.thesiliconcup.com

September 7, 2013
Day 7 Saturday 7th September Up early today to weigh anchor. Possibly a few sore heads this morning after a very healthy fruit punch last night! Bacon butties on deck for all were very popular. We motored into Williamstown with the 3 Dutch ships: Tecla, The Barque Europa and Oosterschelde, being the first to moor […]

September 6, 2013
Day 6 Friday 6th September Today we passed through the heads of Port Phillip Bay. This meant that we needed to have a sea pilot on board because the heads can be a very dangerous ride for the unsuspecting. The pilot was very nice and told stories of how rocks at the heads were named […]

September 5, 2013
Day 5 Thursday 5th September This is Aft Starboard watch – Watch Leader Alli, Frank, John, Loretta, Max, Tim, Mark, Nat and Judith. We aim to be the ACE team, being first on duty, and carrying out our watches in super-efficient style. Last night’s watch saw us passing the lights of Portland, Port Fairy and […]

The Windsor Cup Regatta is the annual medical regatta open to any boat with a valid IRC Certificate and any other non-rated cruising boat which has one or more members of the medical and or allied profession, pharmaceutical or medical related company on board. Although a relaxed event we are extremely lucky to be supported by the Royal London Yacht Club who organise all of the racing and also provide supper on the Friday night and the Royal Yacht Squadron whom we have secured our prize giving dinner with once again for the Saturday night.

September 4, 2013
Wednesday 4th September Day 4 The day started off with a drizzly morning but started topick up after breakfast. We lost contact with the three Dutch tall ships that have been on the horizon for the last few days. :’( Lunch was a soup-er start to the watch (we had soup forlunch), with puns making […]

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