Captain's Log
18 October 2008

At Anchor At Bermagui

Ahoy Shipmates, Morning Brief this morning found YOUNG ENDEAVOUR 3nm to the north east of Bermagui. As the conditions were perfect I decided to sail into our anchorage and by doing so gave the local residents of Bermagui a good view of the ship under sail. Once safely at anchor the Youth Crew conducted a good set of cleaning stations before proceeding aloft to put sea furls on the squares. Following lunch we put the RHIB (ships boat) in the water in preparation for ferrying the YC ashore, but by this stage the wind had increased to 25kts and with it a considerably large swell. Given these conditions I decided that it was to dangerous to conduct boat transfers and immediately ordered the recovery of the RHIB. The Youth Crew were understandably disappointed but understood why this decision was made. As the afternoon was now going to be spent onboard the Watch Leaders mustered their watches and conducted mid voyage talks. The rest of the afternoon we was taken up with another set of rope races followed by an informative meteorological lesson given by our resident meteorologist for this voyage LCDR Paige Butcher and finally to finish of the afternoon everyone mustered in the caf� to watch the classic tall ship movie ���Around Cape Horn�� (complete with freshly cooked popcorn). After a fantastic Saturday night roast dinner the anchor was weighed, all plain sail set and YE sailed quietly away from her anchorage and again shaped course to the south. Overnight the watches will focus on consolidating their navigation and sail setting and furling drills in preparation for the fast approaching Command Day.Late tomorrow morning we will anchor at Merimbula Bay were we will be able to get everyone ashore fore a well deserved leg stretch.Until tomorrow, take care.Yours AyeCaptain Gav


36° 24' South / 150° 6' East


Currently 3nm to the east of Bermagui and experiencing light 5-10kt NE winds with a 1m NE swell.