Having had a well-deserved rest at anchor last night, it was up at 0630 for a spot of aerobics and some dance lessons. We weighed anchor at 0800 and motored out through Solway Passage.
Having finally completed our tacking drills yesterday evening the YC settled down into their watches overnight.
Although we remained alongside overnight the training program continued as normal through the night. Everybody managed to get aloft and nearly everybody made it to the topgallant yard.
During the day the new YC arrived on board for the first of Young Endeavour's five-day voyages. This voyage is very special for the ship and hopefully will become a major event in the ship's history.
Last night we held a concert on deck which was a lot of fun and good for a laugh.

Yesterday evening we enjoyed a BBQ at a local park and we then returned onboard for the Command Day debrief.

The YC worked very hard for every mile they sailed overnight. The ship was required to tack regularly through the night as the ship worked SE towards Scawfell Is.
The Command Day elections were held in the cafe last night and later during the evening those elected were given the chance for a 'one on one' with their counterparts to get some final tips.
Yesterday evening I discussed the requirements of Command Day to the YC and the challenge that lay ahead.
Motorsailed most of last night in the persistent and boring light SE winds. Each of the YC watches were kept busy conducting a teamwork exercise that went very well.