Latitude: 
42° 58' South
Longitude: 
148° 10' East
Conditions: 
2200 at sea - Weather Scattered Clound, Wind SE 11 knots, Swell East 1.0 metre, Temperature 13 degrees, Barometer 1018 hpa
Ahoy there everyone,
Welcome to day five of the voyage. Overnight Young Endeavour continued sailing south along the Tasmanian East Coast until approximately 0400 when the wind abated and we commenced motor sailing for the remainder of the forenoon. Noting it was a beautiful clear morning we took the opportunity for a quick anchorage at Wineglass Bay in the Freycinet National Park. Shortly afterwards we were joined by the South Australian Tall Ship One and All. After a quick morning brief the Crew were transferred ashore by the ships boat and conducted the short walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout for a spectacular view of the surrounding land and seascape.

On return to the ship it was time to award each Youth Crew member a prize in the Young Endeavour Sydney to Hobart sweep stake, needless to say some were more amused with their prizes than others. Young Endeavour then weighed anchor set a full press of sail and continued motor sailing south in close company with One and All making ground towards Hobart. Dinner was provided by the Staff Crew cooking a pizza night which culminated with an entertaining slide show of the voyage produced by the Youth Crew.

Young Endeavour is now comfortably motor sailing south under fore and aft sails on a close reach port tack making good seven knots bound for Hobart. The voyage has been an extremely rewarding experience for all. The weather provided some hardships and challenges for all crew members to overcome both physically and mentally, each of whom did not falter from the task at hand and were rewarded by some inspiring experiences, supportive shipmates and the beautiful maritime environment. I wish them all the best in their future endeavours and commend each for taking the opportunity to sail once again in Young Endeavour.

Happy New Years Eve

Yours aye

Captain Damien