Captain's Log
23 November 2008

At Anchor At Robe

Ahoy Shipmates, Overnight we managed to maintain a consistent speed of 8kts and sunrise this morning found us 70nm from Guichen Bay. During the morning watch the wind backed to the south east enabling us to set all squares and bring the ship under a full press of sail. With this wind shift came improved weather conditions and with it a much healthier YC, which enabled us to reactivate the training program. Following morning brief and a good set of cleaning stations (happy Hour) I managed to spend the rest of the forenoon instructing the watches on sail theory and in particular the intricacies of sailing Young Endeavour. Come lunch time most of the YC had rediscovered their appetites and much to the Chefs delight devoured most of the food that he had painstakingly prepared. Following lunch the Engineer (Sumo) conducted the second set of rope races and once this activity was complete all sail was handed in and Young Endeavour entered Guichen Bay, escorted by a pod of lively dolphins, finally coming to anchor in our planned anchorage position just of the picturesque fishing township of Robe at 1500. Once safely at anchor an enthusiastic YC were ferried ashore so that they could have the opportunity to stretch their legs, have a ���fast food’ fix and enjoy the sights of Robe. This evening with everyone safely back onboard we enjoyed a famous YE ���teak deck BBQ��,(cooked by the Navigator and myself) followed by a very entertaining session of three way talks (public speaking and communication exercise). As this is our first night at anchor since departing Port Phillip Bay all watches have been reduced to anchor watches for the night allowing both YC and staff the opportunity to get a good nights sleep, ensuring that everyone will be well rested for the days ahead.Please find attached Captains Log entries from the Crew of Voyage 18/08.Until tomorrow, take care.Yours AyeCaptain Gav VOYAGE 18-08 CAPTAINS LOGAhoy there me heartys,Today we anchored at Robe! Which we found out they don’t have robes in Robe. When we woke up the weather was starting to settle down after a rough night at sea. Most people have now over come sea sickness��_.but we will find out that tomorrow when we set sail again. We have all been getting along together really well just like a big happy family. A special hello to Tara from Matt, I love you. A special hello to my Family and Rocca too. I love you all!Hi mum it’s Elise. I’m alive and well, haven’t been sick yet! Love youHello Elkingtons, I’m very well today, overcome the sea sickness and now having the best time with the best people and yes I am the youngest. Love you.Hey McLeans I have over come sea sickness and now having a blast. Love Cassie.Aloha Falsters, having a fantastic time, some quality weather and great people. No seasickness and many dolphins. Catcha soon, love Me. Ily el.Howdy Swalwells! YE is rocking, I’m getting used to sleeping halfway up the wall now due to the boat lean. Food is good, makes the seasickness better (I’m over it though so it’s all good =).G’day Zubaughs and Bankys, Love from the middle of the southern ocean!! Looking forward to talking soon.


37° 9' South / 139° 45' East


Currently at anchor in Guichen Bay (Robe) and experiencing moderate SE winds.