Voyage name: 
V20/18 Sydney to Sydney
09 Dec - 19 Dec 2018
Latitude: 
33 51s
Longitude: 
151 15e
Conditions: 
Wind: E at 5 knots Weather: Overcast Location: At anchor Rose Bay, Sydney Harbour
Ahoy Shipmates and welcome to Young Endeavour's last Voyage of 2018, Sydney to Sydney 09-19 Dec. After a busy but successful maintenance period the old girl is looking pretty good and we are looking to farewelling 2018 in fine style. At 1500 this afternoon we embarked 22 young Australians from all over the country, accompanied by friends and family. After the usual quick tours of the ship all were gathered at midships for the welcome brief, introductions of the staff crew, and then with hugs all round our guests proceeded ashore and waved farewell to the ship as we departed for our next adventure. The harbour was very busy as we made our way to our overnight anchorage in Rose Bay, and once at anchor the watch leaders conducted ice breakers, ships tours, and then it was time for a delicious meal from our outstanding chef Marcus. With full bellies the Youth Crew were then briefed by Sailmaster James on some basic rules and the intricacies of communal living. I then gave my CO's brief, encouraging the Youth Crew to challenge themselves and leave the ship in 240 hours with no regrets. James has just completed the safety aloft and harness brief/demonstration, and as I type Red Watch are preparing to lay aloft to the Top Gallant yard (the top of the foremast). Once everyone has been up and down, we will remain at anchor overnight before heading to sea proper after lunch tomorrow. I'll leave it there as I have to lay aloft myself to help guide the Youth Crew through their first challenge...very cool! Before I go here are the staff crew for this Voyage - Captain (Kenny), Sailmaster (James), Navigator (Ivanka), Watch Officer (Jerome), White Watch Leader (Guv), Red Watch Leader (Carly), Blue Watch Leader (Karly aka KB), Chef (Marcus) and Engineer (Brett). Until tomorrow fair winds and following seas....Captain Kenny
Every accomplishment begins with the decision to try. (JFK)