Hi Everyone,As forecast the conditions remained favourable throughout the night and by morning brief we were located 15nm to the north east of Ulladulla. As the morning progressed the wind freshened from the north east so I took the opportunity to conduct Captains Setting and Furling Drills. These drills are designed so that I can evaluate each Watch in their ability to safely set and furl sails in preparation for Command Day. With these drills successfully completed the ship was brought under a full press of sail and at 1230 Young Endeavour rounded Bowen Island and made her normal impressive entry into Jervis Bay. Once safely in the confines of the bay the ship was called to tacking stations and we completed a very good set of demonstrational tacks prior to proceeding to anchor at Montague Roadstead (northern end of Jervis Bay). Once safely at anchor the rope swing was rigged and everyone enjoyed a swim in the cool clear waters of Jervis Bay. After dinner this evening I presented my Command Day brief which was immediately followed by the Youth Crew Command team selections. On completion of these elections and after a very busy day the Youth Crew have now settled into their anchor watches for the night and will get well deserved rest in preparation for the commencement of what will be a challenging Command Day.Until tomorrow, take care.Yours AyeCaptain GavÂ
Currently at anchor in Jervis Bay and experiencing moderate 10-15kt NE winds with nil swell.
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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