Voyage name: 
V14/18 Airlie Beach to Cairns
02 Aug - 12 Aug 2018
16 55 south
145 59 east

Course:  At anchor true    Speed:  0 kts

Wind:  Light and variable    Swell:  Nil   Weather:   Fine

Ahoy shipmates,

Parting is such sweet sorrow – tomorrow the Youth Crew of Voyage 14/18 will depart, but they will forever be part of the Young Endeavour family…some 13,000 strong and still growing. Today our intrepid adventurers played host to 42 guests from Community Groups from the Cairns area, and others, as they enjoyed a leisurely 3 hour sail in the vicinity of Trinity Inlet, Cairns. Once our guests departed, the Youth Crew proceeded aloft for the penultimate time (tomorrow they will be manning the yards as we make our harbour entrance), to conduct harbour furls. On completion it was the traditional teak deck “pizza night”, followed by the slide show depicting their experiences over the last 10 days – and then each of the Youthies gave us a quote to remember them by…a novel and very apt finale. As I write they are completing their Voyage Pages and enjoying some final time together, before they hit their racks one last time. As always it has been our great pleasure to sail with this remarkable group of Young Australians – and an honour. It is therefore only fitting that they have the last word. Until next time…

Captain Kenny…out! (Mike drop)

“We making a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give” - Winston Churchill

Whale, whale, whale what a lovely day! A slight abbreviation of Alexandria’s favourite nautical joke (which we have all heard time and time again.) But in all seriousness today was a jam packed day starting early as we motored into Cairns from Fitzroy Island for our half day sail with some very enthusiastic community groups. Marcus never failing to please provided a stellar spread for our guests and nice cold cordial to help them cool down after helping us set and furl sails. We think that today was a very rewarding day for both our crew and the visitors alike, as we got to see just how fortunate we are to be able to participate in this amazing program and to see how much it means to people to be able to come out and sail on a tall ship and be part of something that we’ve been able to enjoy over the last 11 days. We wrapped up the day back at Fitzroy Island with pizza, a quote from all of us youthies and a slide show made by our main man Ian! And a fitting poem from Horto. This has been one amazing adventure.

Gabe and Alexandria.

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened - Dr Seuss