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01 December - 12 December
2300 at anchor - weather scattered cloud intermittant showers, wind SSW 4 knots, swell nil, temperature 17 degrees, barometer 1016 hpa

Ahoy there everyone,


Welcome to day seven, the morning commenced at 0700 with another rousing tune this time from White Watch which heralded in commencement of Captain’s Sail Setting and Furling assessment in intermittent showers. I graded each watch in their ability to safely set and furl sails without their staff Watch Leaders to ensure that they were ready to control the ship when they assume command at 1300 on Friday for 24 hours. It was with great satisfaction that each watch successfully achieved the required standard.

The ship continued motor sailing north with only light and variable winds. After lunch and the next round of rope races followed by a special movie, depicting a young man who sailed around Cape Horn in 1929 on one of the last tall ship cargo vessels. Many similarities and comparisons could be drawn 80 years later with our own band of young adventurers. The remainder of the afternoon was utilised for respite prior to the ship anchoring in Port Hacking. The Youth Crew then elected their Command Team, which will tomorrow be in the capable hands of Youth Captain James and his team.

After another very busy day, the Youth Crew have settled down for the night, to achieve a good night’s rest in anticipation and preparation for tomorrow’s commencement of Command Day.

Our last seven days at sea had seen significant developments in the overall journey of our young adventurers. They have progressed enormously both individually and collectively as the voyage continues to gain momentum. Command Day approaches with great anticipation for all. The intention is remain at anchor prior to weighing the following afternoon for the adventure and challenge that is Young Endeavour.

Yours Aye

Captain Damien