Captain's Log
3 March 2010


Hi Everyone,Please find attached the second Command Day log entry from the Youth Crew.Yours AyeCaptain GavCOMMAND DAY PART 2Hi every one of our keen listeners!Day two of command day started with a BANG! Or really I should say a splash.This morning we had water coming over the deck and swell up to our ears 😉 it was a challenging morning that proved to everyone that even when you think you’ve got things under control the wild seas will go and turn out something like 35knot gusts and get you up out of bed. But we made it and pulled together as a team and threw in spare hands even when we had no energy left to give. The wind whipped up not only the waves but also most of the crews stomach, but through all the hard times and hard knocks we made it through Each crew member gave as much as they could and even backed up and doubled up on mid-night watches. At times it seemed like we were on a battleship with casualties everywhere but we all battled through and safely made it to our anchorage just outside Hobart at approximately 1600, a couple hours after schedule due to the rough swell and winds. Our chefs had to deal with food flying across the galley and the caf�, yet they still served up 3 superb quality meals. Once we were granted some calmer weather we were able to attempt some of our remaining tasks. We completed our morning/afternoon briefing with our proven weather predicting ‘techniques’ we cleaned the ship and got into it. Our greatest achievements were the three weather worn chalk murals created on the midship deck (2 earlier attempts were washed away as the green water rained down), managing to get all our youth crew up the yards for a specky photo and raising 24 people off the ground using a loose assortment of ropes we like to call a hammock. Then at about 1700 we gave the weather whipped ship back to the staff in a better condition then we received it.At times each would agree that the sea seamed relentless in its campaign to break our spirits. By remaining as a team through good leadership and sheer persistence, we proceeded together to the calm seas beyond. The warm Tasmanian sun brought a welcomed change which marked the beginning of calmer waters and carried through to a majestic anchorage in Bellerive Bay.From every member of the Young Endeavour youth crew,See you soon! 


42°52's / 147°22'e


Currently anchored at Bellerive Bay and enjoying light SE winds with nil swell.