Captain's Log
27 October 2010

Day 2 – East Coast

Ahoy there everyone, Welcome to day two of the voyage. Following a well deserved and much needed good night’s rest the Youth Crew awoke at 0630 to a wonderful sunny Sydney morning and a cheerful tune from Sail Master Dutchy. After our Early Morning Activity and breakfast the Youth Crew were mustered midships and were addressed by ���Captain Safety’ alias White Watch Leader Taffy, who gave a very comprehensive safety equipment presentation and demonstration ensuring the no matter what the situation the Youth Crew should find themselves in, that they would have the knowledge to overcome any adversity at sea. During this activity the ship weighed anchor exited Port Jackson and proceed to sea. Once clear of Sydney Heads the morning (not so) brief was conducted detailing the days activities and words of wisdom from various staff members, after which it was straight into cleaning stations (this activity is known as the ships ���Happy Hour’ with its own special song).Then under the guidance of their watch leaders, the Youth Crew spent the remainder of the day conducting line handling and deck safety, gaining the foundation skills required to work the sails safely during their adventure at sea. Even with the wind freshening and a two metre sea the majority of the Youth Crew showed remarkable resilience and determination in the prevailing conditions.By the early evening the Youth Crew had managed to set and furl most sails and complete their first set of tacks as a crew (turning the ship through the wind). This is an essential teamwork activity and every member of the team has a critical role to play. This set of tacks concluded the formal activities for the day with the Youth Crew having just completed a magnificent dinner from Chef Adrian are now settling into their first night watches learning to helm the ship and conduct engineering rounds (checks of the engine room).Young Endeavour is currently motor sailing along handsomely at seven knots under fore and aft sails, making ground to the South on a close reach port tack, looking as majestic and magnificent as only this ship can, with the intention of continuing our passage overnight at sea.Until tomorrow evening, take care.Yours ayeCaptain Damien


35° 23' South / 150° 48' East


2359 at sea - Weather Overcast, Wind South East 20 knots, Swell South 2 metres, Temperature 20 degrees, Barometer 1016 hpa