Welcome to Young Endeavours third voyage of our 2016 Circumnavigation of Australia. I have just returned from having a voyage off and am really excited to be back sailing this part of the Australian Coast.
The Young Endeavour Staff Crew for this voyage are as follows:
Captain â€“ Gav
Sail Master â€“ Kenny
Navigator â€“ Luke
BOATSO â€“ Jarrod
Red Watch Leader â€“ Adam (Assisted by Megan)
White Watch Leader â€“ Evan
Blue Watch Leader â€“ Jess
Chef â€“ Jenko
Engineers – Horto
The voyage commenced at 1500 this afternoon when our new Youth Crew joined Young Endeavour berthed alongside at HMAS Morton which is located within the Bulimba Army Barracks. Once onboard and all gear stowed, everyone mustered on deck for my welcome address and Staff Crew introductions. On completion we farewelled family and friends and quickly made preparations to get underway so that we could depart our berth and get well ahead of a P&O Cruise Liner due to depart Hamilton Wharf at 1600.
This was achieved and by 1545 we were well clear of our berth and had commenced our pilotage out of the Brisbane River. During this pilotage the Watch Leaders conducted some â€˜ice breaker activitiesâ€™ and ships tours. Dinner followed with Chef Jenko producing the first of many great meals for this voyage.
At 1730 we entered Morton Bay then shaped a course for the east of the bay and our planned anchorage at Morton Island. During our passage across Morton Bay we conducted Captain and Sail Master Chats and on completion came safely to anchor just to the north east of the Tangalooma Resort at 1930. Once at anchor Kenny and Megan mustered everyone at midships and gave them a very thorough safety brief which was followed by harness and climbing briefs.
Normally on completion of these activities we would go straight into first night climbs but given our late anchorage we have decided to defer these climbs until tomorrow morning ensuring that the Youth Crew will be well rested prior to undertaking this activity.
Given the current weather forecast it is our intention to remain at anchor at Tangalooma overnight then weigh anchor early tomorrow afternoon, conduct our pilotage out of Morton Bay then shape a course to the north and start making best speed to Harvey Bay, which is currently planed to be our next anchorage.
Until tomorrow evening, take care.
Currently at anchor at Tangalooma and experiencing light ESE winds with nil swell and the current temperature is 15 degrees.
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Thank you Tarvi, Kaeden and Matt for your narrative of today's events. Intentions are to remain at anchor in Hunters Bay, just off HMAS Penguin, home of the RAN Diving School, a place close to my heart, having spent many a day there under training as a young Officer! The plan is to weigh anchor and proceed to HMAS Waterhen, in Waverton, to pick up our Community Day Sailors from the Windgap Foundation and take them for a sail around the harbour for 3 hours. The Youth Crew will help us host our visitors and give them an experience of Young Endeavour. We will drop them back to Waverton and then proceed to anchor in the harbour where we will have a good view of the Bridge and the Opera House for the Youth Crew's last night onboard. Until tomorrow. Yours Aye, Captain Mike