Hi Everyone,Welcome to day 10 of our voyage. It was another bright and sunny morning that greeted the Youth Crew when they were awoken from their deep slumber by Sailmaster Dion and mustered on deck at 0630 for another early morning activity. Breakfast followed then at 0730 the Staff weighed anchor and we departed Cape Leveque. Once clear of the Cape we altered course to the south west then in light conditions commenced the final 120nm of our voyage to Broome. At 0900 we had a short morning brief then the Youth Crew were given 30 minutes with the Staff to ask questions about their relevant positionsThe first thing the new command had to do was to get the ship underway which they did by requesting the use of main engines due to the light conditions. They next went into a planning phase so that they could workout how they were going to complete the many tasks that they had been given during this 24hr period.This afternoon they were kept busy completing a number of their required tasks whilst continuing to hope that the wind would veer and strengthen so that they could sail the ship to Broome.One of the many tasks to be completed is to write the Captains Log so please enjoy tonightâ€™s entry written by Michael, Matthew, Violet and Lucas. Please enjoy!Until tomorrow, take careYours AyeCaptain GavÂ Captains Log 27 Sep 2016Aâ€™hoy shipmates,Welcome to Day Ten.THE BOAT IS OURS.We have taken command for the next 24 hours. Please do not be concerned, staff are hogtied to the mast.The roles are as follows;-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Captain Jack (Sparrow) Stuart-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Sail Master Nathan Allsop-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Navaguru Daisy Barry Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â and of course-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Chefs Damien, Rueben, and ShanayaWe took control at 1000hrs and immediately proceeded to make way for Cable Beach, which is a camel ride away from Broome.Captâ€™n Jack Sparrow was given a list of 24 tasks to be completed within 24 hours. Many of which, are only achievable once we arrive at our destination.â€œDonâ€™t let go Jackâ€The deck has been graffitied with chalk, displaying a beautiful mural of the youth crews memories of the trip so far, including but not limited to, memes (#yolo) and sea sickness.To commemorate our capturing of the ship, we decided (see; forced) to polish the ceremonial memorabilia.One of the final wishes from the staffies, was to see the youth crew paddle ashore, raise the Australian flag and claim the beach as oursâ€¦ this is yet to be completed.The day has been filled with much fun and joy. The chefs were off to an amazing start with an awesome lunch and dinner. Thank you chefs xx.By the grace of our Navigator, Daisy, we hope to survive the night. Thankfully, there are no icebergs in the area.Youâ€™ll never take us alive,Michael, Matthew, Violet and Lucas (for the Titanic references)]Â Â Â SHOUTOUTSDaisy: Hi Everyone, having a great time, looking forward to seeing you all soon xx.Jack: Hi Mum, Dad, Ben, and Ruby, Iâ€™m having a great time, hope all is well. Dad, I caught a Giant Trevally.Jasmine: Hi Mitchell
Currently located 60nm to the NNW of Cable Beach and experiencing light WSW winds with .5m SW swell. Our current speed is 6kts and the temperature is 22 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