Hi everyone,With the last of the climbers down from the foremast we discussed sailing from anchor. We enjoyed smooth seas and light winds as the Ship exited King George Sound near Albany. A hard morning working the sails as we tacked out to sea intgo a low south westerly swell and slight sea. All the Youth Crew well and truely have their sea legs – no one sea sick today!First thing after lunch I conducted an evaluation of each of the Watches to ascertain they could operate safely and effectively on deck with out direct supervision – they all got through. To break from all the deck work we had a rope race session – the zooper dooper boat race was a laugh! The Watches then went into a session designed to bring out the positive attributes individuals have as judged by others as well as exploring things someone might be able to improve on. Always a tough one!This evening we are a painted ship on a painted sea as we ghost along the coast towards Bremer Bay, which is now about 65 nm away. Tonight the Watches will do a ‘Bearex’ … no, it has nothing to with big animals or Pandas! I’ll explain tomorrow. Until then, fair winds and follow seas …Dave J (Yak)Voyage CaptainÂ
Sea 1 metre from the south and a low long south westerly swell. Wind is from the south south east at 8 knots. Barometer 1020 Hpa and steady - in anice big high at the moment.
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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