Welcome to day 2 of the voyage. Following a well deserved and much needed good night's rest the Youth Crew awoke at 0630 to a spectacular Sydney morning. After our Early Morning Activity (EMA) and breakfast the Youth Crew were mustered on the port side of the bridge and introduced to the traditional ceremony of colours (raise flags and sing National Anthem) and morning brief. On completion it was straight into cleaning stations (this activity is affectionately known as 'Happy Hour') followed by a very comprehensive safety equipment brief given by 'Captain Safety' (Taff the Sail Master). Whilst this brief was taking place the Ships Staff weighed anchor and Young Endeavour proceeded out of Sydney Harbour via the Eastern Channel. Once clear of the harbour a course was shaped to the south east and we commenced our passage down the NSW South Coast. Under the guidance of their watch leaders, the Youth Crew spent the rest of the afternoon conducting sail setting and furling drills and learning the intricacies of tall ship sailing. By late afternoon the Youth Crew had managed to set and furl most sails and complete their first set of tacks as a crew (put the bow of the ship through the wind). This set of tacks completed the days activities and now the Youth Crew have settled into their watches for the night. Overnight they will continue to learn some new mariner skills while the Ship continues to make reasonable speed down the NSW South Coast.
Until tomorrow, take care.