Ahoy there everyone,
Welcome to day two of the voyage. Following a well deserved and much needed good night's rest the Youth Crew awoke at 0630 to a sensational Brisbane morning and a cheerful tune from Sail Master Tug. After breakfast the all hands mustered for the morning brief detailing the days activities and words of wisdom from various staff members, followed by cleaning stations (this activity is known as the ships Happy Hour with its own special song).
On completion the ship cast off all lines and departed Bulimba Wharf, transiting the Brisbane River and into Moreton Bay. Whilst this occurred Captain Safety alias White Watch Leader Guv, presented a very comprehensive safety equipment demonstration ensuring the no matter what the situation the Youth Crew should find themselves in, that they would have the knowledge to overcome any adversity at sea.
Under the guidance of their watch leaders, the Youth Crew spent the remainder of the day conducting line handling and deck safety, gaining the foundation skills required to work the sails safely during their adventure at sea as the ship crossed Moreton Bay.
By the early afternoon the Youth Crew had managed to set and furl most sails as the ship exited Moreton Bay and into the Pacific Ocean, so the ship was called to tacking stations and the first set wears as a crew were executed. This evolution is an essential teamwork activity requiring every member of the team to play a critical role. This set of tacks concluded the formal activities for the day with the Youth Crew having just completed a magnificent dinner from Chef Squizzy, are now settling into their first night watches learning to helm the ship and conduct engineering rounds (checks of the engine room compartment). The two metre swell is challenging some of the Youth Crew members who are attempting to find their sea legs.
Young Endeavour is currently sailing along handsomely at seven knots under fore and aft sails and a topsail, making ground to the north on a broad reach starboard tack, looking as majestic and magnificent as only this ship can, with the intention of continuing our passage overnight at sea underway.
Until tomorrow evening, take care.