34° 15' South
151° 29' East
At present YOUNG ENDEAVOUR is located 35nm to the north east of Port Kembla sailing perfectly under a 15kt north easterly making good a speed of 6kts.
Ahoy Shipmates,
This morning we awoke to a spectacular Sydney morning. After Early Morning Activity (EMA) and a big YE breakfast, the YC were introduced to the ceremony of colours (raise the flags and sing the National Anthem) before turning to for their first set of cleaning stations (Happy Hour). Once the ship was clean ���Captain Safety�� presented her safety equipment brief which was followed by deck safety and finally a refreshing swim to complete the morning's activities. Following lunch the anchor was weighed and the ship proceeded out of Sydney Harbour via the Western Channel under main engines. Under the guidance of their watch leaders, the YC spent the afternoon conducting setting and furling drills and learning the intricacies of tall ship sailing. By late afternoon under a moderate north easterly breeze they had managed to set and furl most sails and complete their first set of tacks (put the bow of the ship through the wind) as a crew. On completion of these tacks more sail was set and a course shaped to the southeast. Following another great dinner the YC have now settled into sea watches for the evening with the expectation that everyone will be called to tacking stations sometime throughout the night.

Until tomorrow take care.

Yours Aye

Captain Gav