Captain's Log
20 August 2010

Day 2 Heading South

Hi Everyone, Welcome to day 2 of our voyage. After an Early Morning Activity (EMA) and breakfast this morning, the Youth Crew were mustered on the port side of the bridge and introduced to the traditional ceremony of colours (raise flags and sing National Anthem) followed by our normal informative morning brief. On completion it was straight into cleaning stations (Happy Hour) followed by a very comprehensive safety equipment brief given by ���Captain Safety’ (Penny) then some sail setting and furling drills. As the morning was extremely humid I decided that we would complete the mornings activities by letting everyone cool of with a refreshing swim prior to proceeding to lunch. At 1300 we weighed anchor and Young Endeavour proceeded out of Geoffrey Bay. Once in open water fore and aft sails were set, the ship brought hard onto the wind and a course shaped to the east so that we could safely round Cape Cleveland. During the hours that followed the Youth Crew learnt how to brace the yards and continued to perfect their sail setting and furling drills. By 1545 all of the Watch Leaders had reported that they were happy with the skills of their respective watches so the Ship was called to tacking stations and the Youth Crew demonstrated that they had ���hoisted in’ all of the days training by completing their first set of tacks as a crew (put the bow of the ship through the wind). With this activity successfully completed all of our aims for day 2 had been achieved so I decided to stop the ship, hand in all sail, and give everyone the opportunity to enjoy another swim prior to dinner and the commencement of their first night watches. The time is now 2045 and the Youth Crew have now settled into their watches for this evening. At the moment we are located 4nm to the north of Cape Bowling Green sailing close hauled on port tack and making relatively slow speed in light NE winds.Until tomorrow, take care.Yours AyeCaptain Gav


19° 15' South / 147° 24' East


Currently located 4nm to the north of Cape Bowling Green and experiencinglight-moderate NE winds with .5m swell.