Captain's Log
6 August 2010


Hi Everyone,A well rested Youth Crew were awake early and keen to get underway this morning. Following our normal Early Morning Activity at 0630 and an early breakfast I quickly gave a brief on how to sail the ship from anchor then put this theory into practise by successfully sailing the ship from our anchorage utilising only wind, sail and a lot of teamwork. Once underway we brought the ship under a full press of sail and recommenced our north bound passage along the coast. Late this morning we completed a good set of rotational tacks (this activity gives the Youth Crew the opportunity to experience each others tacking stations and gives them a better understanding of the physical requirements to safely conduct this important evolution). On completion of this activity we had to hand in most sail and utilise main engines due to the light conditions.This afternoon we split the Youth Crew in half and I conducted two separate presentations on sail theory and in particular the intricacies of how to sail Young Endeavour. During these presentations we took a break to celebrate Youth Crew member Louise Koller-Smiths 19th Birthday. This was done in the normal Young Endeavour way with a huge birthday cake which had been extremely well decorated by other members of the Youth Crew.The time is now 2030 and we are located 10nm to the north east of Coffs Harbour still having to motor sail due to the light and variable conditions. Overnight the Youth Crew will remain in their sea watches and complete the BEAREX (teamwork and communication exercise) as we continue our north bound passage.Until tomorrow, take care.Yours AyeCaptain Gav          


30°15's / 153°20'e


Currently located 10nm to the NE of Coffs Harbour and experiencing light and variable NW winds with a 1.5m SE swell.