Captain's Log
V11/19 Gladstone to Brisbane
19 July 2019

Day 11 – Farewell shipmates

Well, ladies and gents, boys and girls,
Today is the final day of V11/19 and shiver me timbers (ye olde nautical saying), what a voyage it’s been. We’ve had some great weather, amazing sailing (for a couple of hours! lol) and some of the best anchorages I’ve ever been to. I’m sure the youthies will remember this voyage forever.
Youth crew did one final happy hour this morning, to ensure a clean ship for the oncoming youth crew of V12/19, which commences Monday. Then at 0930 they manned (and womaned) the yards and we welcomed friends and family onboard at 1000.
I’ve had a fantastic voyage and I know the other staff members did too. Thanks to the persistence, resilience and adaptability of the youthies, because they are the ones who made it a success. Ivanka, the Sailmistress, made a point of saying that she feels confident in the future of this great country, knowing the calibre of these young Australians – and many more like them – will soon be leading us… I say ‘hear hear’ to that sentiment. Thanks must also go to the staff crew who did an amazing job throughout, especially Marcus the chef, my favourite 😉 Just joking, well done everyone.
Well that’s it from me, but like I said to the gang today, their voyage is over but the journey never ends… you may be leaving Young Endeavour but the Young Endeavour never leaves you.
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
Yours Aye,
Captain Adam


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