Captain's Log
9 September 2013

Day 11 – Final Day

Ahoy there Shipmates,Sail Master Paul woke the crew at 0630 with another of his painful retro tunes. After a few laps walking around the deck against the 30 knot northerlies it was straight into the showers and breakfast.After the final Morning Brief and Happy Hour for the Voyage, The Youth Crew laid aloft in the old Naval tradition of ‘Manning the Yards’ for the arrival of families and friends.We welcomed them onboard at 1000 with the Ship experiencing 35 knot winds, gusting to 40, the first decent wind experienced all voyage and we were alongside! We then held a brief ceremony at which I presented the Voyage Achievement certificates to each crew member and the Young Endeavour Order of Australia Medallion to Hayley Francis. She received the award in recognition of her efforts always to do her best, regardless of success or failure, and the spirit of friendship she displayed in supporting each of her fellow youth crew to We then said our farewells to the Youth Crew of Voyage 14/13 and their families. It has been magnificent journey and one not to be forgotten.The ship will remain in Melbourne until Sat 14 when we sail in company with the other Tall Ships to Hobart, crewed by Youth Crew Returnees.Yours AyeCaptain Mike   “ 


37° 51' South / 144° 54' East


Weather: passing showers Wind: NW at 18 kn Swell: Nil\r\nTemperature: 14 deg C