The Command Day went very well and the YC worked extremely well as a team fighting strong winds that weren't forecast.
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We made it to North Stradbroke Island after the YC proved themselves by safely and competently setting and furling the sails in preparation for Command Day. We went ashore for some sport on the
After a bumpy night we closed the coast and waited for the weather change that would allow us to fly up the coast with the wind at our heels instead of beating into it.
Sadly one of our YC, Stacey Jackson had to leave us in Coffs because of an illness and we reluctantly waved goodbye to our well loved team mate at midday. She did get to drive the rubber boat ashore.
Overnight we sailed past Port Macquarie and found ourselves waking to a beautiful sunrise just off Nambucca Heads.
Today we had time to relax - but then life on a Tall Ship doesn't really allow much for that luxury. A westerly wind allowed us to set
Last night our intrepid YC kept their first night watch, climbing to the top of the foremast and generally learning about the ship.
After a month-long maintenance period YOUNG ENDEAVOUR is back at
sea again. My thanks go to my Staff Crew who have worked incredibly
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