Course: 344 true Speed: 4 kts
Wind: South Easterly at 12 knots Swell: 135 at 0.5m Weather: Fine
Shock, horror…an overcast day! Our long run of sunny weather has finally come to an end. On the upside, the change in weather brought some wind…up to 20 knots…making for some perfect sailing conditions once we weighed anchor from Magnetic Island. Unfortunately it didn’t last and the breeze faded in the afternoon. Not completely though, and as I write we have a pleasant 12 knots of wind pushing us north towards Zoe Bay, Hinchinbrook Island. We have had another day of fun and learning as the Youth Crew’s progression towards Command Day continues…but I’ll let the ladies tell the story.
The Youth of Australia (or at least those on Young Endeavour) started their morning with a magnificent view of the sunrise over Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island. The ship set sail after Happy Hour. There were strong winds which made for good sailing, and we took the opportunity to climb out on to the bow sprit where we had the opportunity to take more photos and gain a better view of the beautiful horizon.
Lunch was amazing, as usual, because Marcus is amazing (as usual).
Round 4 of the rope races took place after lunch, where, for bonus points, watches had to build a “detailed replica” of the Young Endeavour using a potato, a banana and a mandarin - there were some very interesting results.
In the afternoon we went through demonstrational tacks. We took turns going up to the bridge to watch the process from the bridge’s perspective, and gained a better understanding of the commands given by Captain Kenny and Sailmaster Guv.
The rest of the afternoon progressed slowly and the watches found time to start impromptu games on deck such as Rock ‘em Sock ‘em and skipping, while others climbed onto the bow sprit or did their laundry.
Overall, another pleasant, educational day of sailing has passed.
Sheena and Sophie
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not – nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not – unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not – the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. Calvin Coolidge