Captain's Log
27 July 2009

Another Good Days Sailing

Hi Everyone, Welcome to Day 3 of our voyage. At 0330 this morning the Youth Crew where woken and called to tacking stations so that we could avoid a large number of fishing boats who had strategically positioned themselves very close to the entry to Palm Passage. Once the tack was complete a weary crew returned to their bunks and took the opportunity to get a couple more hours of much needed sleep. By 0900 everyone was mustered on the port side of the bridge and following the normal routine of morning brief and cleaning stations I commenced my sail theory lectures. These lectures are conducted in watches throughout the day so that I get to spend quality time with the Youth Crew teaching them the intricacies of sailing Young Endeavour. Following lunch the Engineer conducted the first set of rope races which was immediately followed by Trish the Navigators informative presentation on navigation. The conditions throughout the day continued to be perfect for sail training and we took full advantage of the light to moderate south easterlies, tacking the ship as required, and demonstrating the procedures for setting and furling the square sails. At 2000 we completed what is hoped to be the final tack for the day and we have now shaped a new course to the north west and commenced making ground to our planned anchorage at Orphious Island. Overnight the Youth Crew will continue to consolidate their newly acquired sailing and navigation skills.Until tomorrow, take care.Yours AyeCaptain Gav


18° 55' South / 146° 56' East


Currently located 40nm to the SE of Orphious Island and experiencing light 8-10kt SE winds with a .5m swell.