41° 20' South
148° 29' East
2300 at sea - Weather overcast, Wind NE 8 knots, Swell NE 1.5 metres, Temperature 20 degrees, Barometer 1016 hpa
Ahoy there everyone,
Welcome to day three on our adventure under sail. The ship continued motor sailing north east overnight under fore and aft sails making good six knots in moderate seas on a close reach port tack, along the Tasmanian east coast. The Youth Crew remained engaged in sailing a tall ship each completing a challenging four hour night watch in the prevailing conditions conducting helm duties, lookout and engineering rounds, many experiencing the effects of motion sickness.

With the rising of the sun in an overcast sky, the ship had passed Schouten Island and was shaping a course for Wineglass Bay located in the beautiful Freycinet National Park. After breakfast the ship anchored in the azure waters of the bay and the Youth Crew were ferried ashore to stretch their sea legs and hug a tree, which is a well known remedy for motion sickness. With all hands back onboard the ship weighed anchor at lunch and recommenced the passage north.

During the afternoon the Youth Crew watches continued to consolidate deck and sail work in the prevailing conditions. During the afternoon stand down all hands were mustered in the caf� to celebrate Prue Webster's 21st birthday with a fantastic chocolate cake hand crafted by chef Snowy.

The intention is to remain underway overnight entering Bass Strait in the early hours of the morning continuing our passage north east on the adventure that is Young Endeavour.

Until tomorrow evening, take care.

Yours aye

Captain Damien