Welcome to Young Endeavours twelfth voyage of our 2016 Circumnavigation of Australia. This voyage will see us sail from Exmouth (WA) to Fremantle which is approximately 900nm and is a fair way to sail in just over 12 days.
We have put together another 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 – Kyle
Navigator – James B
BOATSO – Adam
Red Watch Leader – Kimberly
White Watch Leader – Marcos
Blue Watch Leader – James P
Chef – Keely
Engineer - Danny
Safety Equipment Officer - Lauren
Also joining Young Endeavour for this voyage is Olivia, Lucinda and Alice who have sailed with us previously on our International Voyages and 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 has been anchored in Exmouth Gulf since the completion of the last voyage. By just after 1530 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 a tour of the ship. Dinner followed with Chef Keely serving us a magnificent meal which consisted of Roast Lamb, Butter Chicken, Vegetable Frittata a choice of rice and vegetables or both which was followed by some great deserts. Once we had cleaned up from dinner Lauren gave a very extensive safety brief on all of the ships safety equipment and alarms. Informative briefs by the Engineer and Chef followed then Kyle 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.
The time is now 2000 and the Youth Crew are currently undertaking deck safety and full Value contracts with their respective Watch Leaders with the current plan being to get everyone to bed before 2200 so that they are ready for an early start and extremely busy day tomorrow. 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.