16-26 June 16
26 33 S
153 22 e
Currently located 12nm to the east of Mooloolaba motor sailing in light NE conditions.Our current speed is 6.5kts and the temperature is 16 degrees.
Hi Everyone, Welcome to Day 2 of our Voyage. The Youth Crew awoke to a fine but overcast Tangalooma morning well rested after their first night onboard. Following an Early Morning Activity (EMA) and the normal large Young Endeavour ‘Big Breakfast’ the Youth Crew were mustered on the port side of the bridge and introduced to the traditional ceremony of colours (Raise the flags and proudly sing the National Anthem) which was followed by a short morning brief. On completion, it was straight into first climbs of the foremast which were completed by 1130 with all watches successfully making it to the topsail yard which was a great effort. Lunch followed then everyone got stuck into cleaning stations ensuring that the ship was spotlessly clean and that a high standard of cleanliness has been set from the beginning of the voyage. At 1330 we weighed anchor, departed our sheltered Tangalooma anchorage then commenced our long pilotage out of Moreton Bay via the North Eastern Channel. During this pilotage the Youth Crew spent time with their Watch Leaders learning deck safety and how to set and furl fore and aft sails. By 1700 we had we were clear of Moreton Bay and normally at this stage would be ready to conduct our first set of tacks as a crew but due to lack of wind this activity has had to be postponed until tomorrow. The time is now 2000 and the Youth Crew have settled into Watches overnight where they will take turns at helming the ship, keeping lookout and conducting hourly rounds ensuring that everything onboard is working correctly. Given the current weather forecast for this weekend of heavy rain and strong winds on the QLD and NSW coast it is our intention is to make best speed to Harvey Bay so that we can find a sheltered anchorage for Sunday which is when the worst of the weather is due to pass over the QLD coast. Currently we are located 12nm to the east of Mooloolaba motor sailing in light north easterly conditions. Until tomorrow evening, take care. Yours Aye Captain Gav