Captain's Log
1 September 2011


Ahoy there everyone,Overnight Young Endeavour continued sailing along the north east coast until 0630 when course was altered left as we entered Banks Strait and rounded the north east tip of Tasmania setting our square sails and running with the wind into Bass Strait and along the Tasmanian north coast.After lunch I assessed Captains Setting and Furling Drills, these drills are designed to evaluate each watch in their ability to safely set and furl sails without compromising their own or the team’s safety in preparation for Command Day. It was with great satisfaction that each watch successfully completed setting and furling the designated sails, displaying high standards of teamwork, communication, knowledge, leadership and safety.The ship then proceeded to an anchorage seaward of the township of Bridport next to the Customs Vessel Storm Bay. After a teak deck BBQ dinner cooked by the Captain it was time for the Youth Crew to elect their Command Team, results now known, the Young Endeavour will be in the capable hands of Youth Captain Xavier and his team as of 1300 tomorrow for a 24 hour period.During the evening Celeste, Nick and Bryn eagerly assisted the Ships Technical Officer, Engineer Lindsay with changing out an unserviceable freezer cooling water pump and in doing so earned honoury Engineer status.So after another very busy day culminating with a stunning sunset, the Youth Crew have settled into their anchor watches for the night, hopefully achieving a good night’s rest in anticipation and preparation for tomorrow’s commencement of Command Day.Until tomorrow evening when we will hear from Captain Xavier.Yours ayeCaptain Damien     


40°58's / 147°28'e


2200 at anchor - Weather scattered cloud, Wind E 13 knots, Swell nil, Temperature 18 degrees, Barometer 1022 hpa