Captain's Log
17 October 2008


Ahoy Shipmates,This morning the crew of YOUNG ENDEAVOUR awoke to a spectacular Jervis Bay morning. Following a very humorous morning brief and cleaning stations the Youth Crew were sent aloft to cast loose gaskets on all squares and the mainsail in preparation for a our departure. Once everyone was back on deck I briefed the YC on how to sail away from anchor and in brilliant conditions YE successfully completed this evolution, and in doing so, provided the local residents of Jervis Bay with a view of the Ship under full sail as we departed the Bay. Early afternoon saw us conduct another set of rope races which was followed by a set of demonstrational tacks. On completion I took the opportunity to spend time with each of the watches and discussed sail theory and in particular, the intricacies of sailing YOUNG ENDEAVOUR. Late afternoon saw the wind freshen from the north east which allowed us to shape course to the south west and sail directly down wind under all three squares. As we made progress south we were joined by a pod of about 10 enthusiastic dolphins who much to the enjoyment of everyone onboard decided to entertain us for the next 10 minutes. Following dinner everyone was back on deck to enjoy the perfect sailing conditions and to witness a spectacular South Coast sunset. Overnight the night watches will complete the “Apples and Onions” exercise (communication exercise) and the “Bearex” (initiative and teamwork exercise) and continue to consolidate their newly found mariner skills.Weather permitting tomorrow will see us reach Bermagui were we will anchor for the afternoon before continuing our journey south.Until tomorrow, take careYours AyeCaptain Gav 


35°32's / 150°35'e


Currently 8nm to the SE of Ulladulla and experiencing a weak southerly change.