Currently at anchor at Broome's Cable Beach and enjoying light SE winds with nil swell and the temperature is 22 degrees.
Welcome to Young Endeavours eleventh voyage of our 2016 Circumnavigation of Australia. This voyage will see us sail from Broome to Exmouth which is approximately 550nm but I am sure that we will cover a few more miles than that during the next 11 days. We have put together a great Staff Crew for this voyage who I know will take great care of our new Youth Crew ensuring that they all have an amazing experience.
The Young Endeavour Staff Crew for this voyage are as follows:
Captain – Gav
Sail Master – Evan
Navigator – Kyle
BOATSO – Adam
Red Watch Leader – Kimberly
White Watch Leader – Horto
Blue Watch Leader – James
Chef – Jenko
Engineer - Danny
Also joining Young Endeavour for this voyage are Haydon, Jarrod and Koby who are three of our Alumni who have volunteered to come back and sail with us as Assistant Watch Leaders.
The voyage commenced a little later than normal today because being at anchor we had to ferry everyone and their gear out to the ship which had been anchored in Broome Harbour since the completion of our last voyage but due to an unpleasant swell had moved over to Cable Beach early this afternoon for the embarkation of the Youth Crew and our fresh stores. By 1600 we had everyone onboard and once they had stowed their gear they mustered up on deck for my welcome address and Staff Crew introductions. On completion it was straight into some ‘ice breaker’ activities and for some a quick tour of the ship.
Once we had cleaned up from dinner we continued with ships tours then Evan and I got to sit down with our new crew and talk to them about the voyage program and what they can expect throughout their time onboard. Once completed James our Safety Equipment Officer for this voyage gave a very extensive safety brief on all of the ships safety equipment.
The time is now 2000 and all of the Youth Crew have just returned to their Watch Leaders and will now sit down and complete their Full Value Contracts which will be the final activity of the night.
It is our intention to remain at anchor overnight, completing first climbs of the foremast in the morning, before weighing anchor and setting sail after lunch. Already you can see that our new crew have settled in well and all are excited about the journey ahead
Until tomorrow evening, take care.