Captain's Log
2 August 2016

Day 1 – Passage 03-16 Underway

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to Young Endeavours third voyage for 2016. This voyage will see us spend the next 12 days sailing from Adelaide to Hobart and along the way experiencing some of the spectacular South Australian, Victorian and Tasmanian coastlines.

The YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Staff Crew for this voyage are as follows:

Captain – Gav
Sail Master – Adam
Navigator – Evan
BOATSO – Kenny
Red Watch Leader – Tug
White Watch Leader – Matt
Blue Watch Leader – Carly
Chef – Marcus
Engineer – Horto

The voyage commenced at 1500 today when the new Youth Crew joined Young Endeavour berthed at Port Adelaide’s Mclaren Wharf. Once all gear had been stowed, everyone mustered on deck for my welcome address followed by Staff Crew introductions. On completion we farewelled family and friends then got straight into a safety brief, ship tours and some ‘ice breaker’ activities. Normally on the first night we would depart our berth and proceed out to anchor but due to the opening times of the Bascule Bridge I decided to remain alongside for the evening and depart our berth tomorrow morning.

Our first dinner for the voyage is always important as it sets the standard for the rest of the voyage and Chef Marcus didn’t let us down with tonight’s menu consisting of Roast Chicken or Lamb with vegetables or Penne Pasta with a Moroccan Sauce. Desert was a selection of Chocolate Mousse, Apple Crumble and Fresh Fruit and Ice cream, what a feast!

Once we had cleaned up from dinner I had a bit of chat to the Youth Crew about what their voyage would entail during the next twelve days. On completion, Adam as Sail Master, gave his talk about some of the rules, regulations and safety aspects of Young Endeavour before giving a safety aloft brief and a demonstration on how to climb the foremast. Once he had finished this demonstration I inverted all of the Youth Crew in their harnesses, which is our final safety check prior to commencing our first climbs.

The time is now 2330 and I am happy to announce that all of the Youth Crew have just safely undertaken their first climb of the foremast which is a great effort. Now that we have successfully completed all of our day one activities everyone will turn in for the well deserved good nights sleep.

Tomorrow morning we will depart our berth at Port Adelaide, conduct our pilotage out of the Adelaide River then shape a course for the Backstairs Passage.

Until tomorrow, take care.

Yours Aye

Captain Gav


34 50 S / 138 30 E


Currently alongside in Port Adelaide and experiencing light 8-10kt SSE winds with nil swell.