Spent the night at a great anchorage off Dromana and after a night of laying aloft (climbing) the foremast, we were greeted by a sunrise that would rate among the finest.
My name is Matthew Rowe and I am the Executive Officer (second in command) of Young Endeavour.
The Premier of Victoria, The Hon Steve Bracks MLA, started the Melbourne to Geelong Race and presented voyage certificates to the Youth Crew. They were thrilled to receive them.
Overnight the wind almost stopped blowing and at 7am the YC successfully completed Command Day and the ship berthed at Station Pier.
At 0800 this morning I handed Command to Hayden Oberin and Voyage 02/01. Their day so far has been plagued by fluky winds and freak storms.
Today we arrived off the Rip and carried out setting and furling. The YC are now ready to sail on their own and they proved that they can do it safely.
After a snappy morning brief and happy hour, we went ashore in the boat and visited Cowes for a look around.
The Bear teamwork exercises went so well last night some YC asked if they could do it again - well they will in a really big teamwork exercise on Wednesday called Command Day.
At wakey wakey this morning we departed Grassy Harbour, passed the fairy penguin rookery and set sail. We expected a big blow but we were becalmed. The calm before the storm.
Early this morning we sailed towards the coast and berthed in Grassy Harbour on the southeast coast of King Island.