Hi Everyone, Following a good nights rest at anchor the Youth Crew were awake and on deck for an Early Morning Activity (EMA) at 0630 this morning. On completion of breakfast, morning brief and cleaning stations (Happy Hour) the Youth Crew were ferried ashore to the very scenic beach at Norman Bay were they enjoyed a good leg stretch, a game of touch football and a refreshing swim. By 1330 everyone was back on board and preparations were made to weigh anchor so that we could depart Norman Bay and take full advantage of the forecasted afternoon sea breeze. This occurred as if scripted at1430 which enabled us to bring the ship under a full press of sail then go straight into a good set of rotational tacks. Once we had completed this activity a new course was shaped to the north west and with the assistance of a very pleasant south easterly we commenced our 70nm passage to the entry to Port Phillip Bay. Overnight the Youth Crew will complete the ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½Apples and Onions Exerciseï¿½ï¿½ (peer assessment exercise) and continue to consolidate their navigation and sailing skills in preparation for Command Day.At the moment we are located 5nm to the south west of Cape Liptrap, sailing down wind under square sails and achieving a comfortable 5kts of boat speed. It has been a perfect day for all of us onboard Young Endeavour. Until tomorrow, take care.Yours Aye Captain Gav
Currently experiencing moderate 10-15kt South Easerly winds with a 1m following sea.
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Thank you Tarvi, Kaeden and Matt for your narrative of today's events. Intentions are to remain at anchor in Hunters Bay, just off HMAS Penguin, home of the RAN Diving School, a place close to my heart, having spent many a day there under training as a young Officer! The plan is to weigh anchor and proceed to HMAS Waterhen, in Waverton, to pick up our Community Day Sailors from the Windgap Foundation and take them for a sail around the harbour for 3 hours. The Youth Crew will help us host our visitors and give them an experience of Young Endeavour. We will drop them back to Waverton and then proceed to anchor in the harbour where we will have a good view of the Bridge and the Opera House for the Youth Crew's last night onboard. Until tomorrow. Yours Aye, Captain Mike