Voyage name: 
V08/19 Mackay to Cairns
24 May - 03 Jun 2019
Latitude: 
19 20s
Longitude: 
147 31e
Conditions: 
Wind: E at 12 knots Weather: Fine/Warm Sea: SE at 0.5m Course: 322 Speed: 4 knots Location: SE of Townsville
Ahoy shipmates, and welcome to a warm Day 5. After a pleasant night of motorsailing (no wind) sunrise found us off Cape Upstart in benign conditions. The day was filled with breakfast, morning brief, happy hour, a rules of the road (at sea) brief, lunch, a midday siesta, a wet rope races round 3 (sea below), a staff crew man overboard drill (maintaining skills), my sail theory brief...(less on sail theory, more on how to sail young endeavour), demonstrational tacks (where I take the Youth Crew through how to tack the ship) a glorious sunset, delicious dinner and a beautiful night at sea...all in all, a pretty busy day! The wind has just picked up and we are back under sail. We should arrive at Magnetic Island at 0700 tomorrow for a quick visit, before heading north to Orpheus Island. So many islands...we are certainly spoilt for choice! That's about it for now, I'll hand you over to TJ and Marlene. Until tomorrow, fair winds, Captain Kenny. Captains Log: Day 5 - 28 May 2019 TJ and Marlene Wake up time was at 0700 in the morning, we attended breakfast then went up on deck to get the morning brief from the staff crew, explaining our plan for the day, which lead to singing happy birthday to a staff crew member, Marcus. Morning brief was concluded and our watch team “white watch” was given the 0800 to 1200 watch. During our watch we had the responsibility of the ship. We climbed up the foremast, and tied down the sheets on the topgallant sail, whilst 3 of our shipmates watched from the bottom assisting us up there. 1200 came and White Watch was relived. At this time happy hour on board the ship commenced, all 3 watch teams red, blue and white are split and given an area onboard the ship to clean. After lunch all Young Endeavour youth crew got a brief on road rules of the sea explaining light patterns, colours and horns that could be heard or seen on a watch duty. Youth crew then were assembled in there watch teams to play Rope Races, an activity which involves youth crew knowledge and understanding of equipment, sails and basic information which the staff crew have been teaching us along our journey. As the day continued so did the heat, the youth crew were advised by staff crew to put our swimmers on and be back on deck in 2 minutes before our Rope Races started. Our teams tied scores which lead to this challenge for the bonus point. Youth had to create synchronised swimming on deck. While watch teams created choreography, staff crew asked youth crew “what was missing?”, we then answered with “water!” All of a sudden the staff crew set off a massive water fountain, which went sky high and youth crew were doing our synchronised swimming routine in the fountain where blue watch won victory. Late afternoon youth crew had a brief from Captain Kenny which involved knowledge of wind, sail and pointers on how the ship sails in the wind when youth crew take command of the ship. Watched sunset, had dinner and a cake then White Watch went back on the 1800 to 2000 watch. Shoutouts from TJ to the family Shoutouts from Marlene to Saxon, Mark, Kamilla, Elisabeth
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccesful people with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved, and always will solve the problems of the human race. Calvin Coolidge