Hi Everyone, Welcome to Day 2 of our voyage. The Youth Crew awoke to a rather cold and overcast morning with passing showers, which to be honest was not the weather any of us had expected in the tropical Whitsundayâ€™s. We kicked of the morning at 0630 with a â€œgetting to know you exerciseâ€ followed by the normal huge Young Endeavour breakfast.At 0755 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) and morning brief. On completion it was straight into their first set of cleaning stations (Happy Hour) which was followed by a comprehensive safety equipment brief given by the Ships Safety Equipment Officer and Red Watch Leader â€˜Daveâ€™. To complete the morningâ€™s activities the Youth Crew spent time with their Watch Leaders focusing on the safety procedures for setting and furling sails. At 1300 the anchor was weighed and once clear of our anchorage a course shaped for the Whitsunday Passage and the ship broughtÂ under sail for the first time for this voyage. By 1530 all of the Watch Leaders had reported that their watches could safely set and furl the majority of fore and aft sails and had been fully briefed on their tacking stations. On receiving this report the ship was called to tacking stations and in moderate to strong sailing conditions the Youth Crew successfully completed their first set of tacks as a crew. With these drills complete we altered course to the north and with the assistance of a 15-20kt south westerly continued our passage through the Whitsunday Passage. The time is now 1930 and we have just rounded the northern point of Hayman Island and have shaped a new course for the outer reef. Our current intentions are to remain at sea overnight so that the Youth Crew can settle into their sea watches and continue to develop their sailing skills. Until tomorrow, take care Yours Aye Captain Gav
Currently located 3nm to the NE of Hayman Island and am experiencing moderate 12-15kt SW winds with a 1m swell. Current temperature is 15 degrees.
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Hi Everyone, Welcome to Day 2 of our voyage. After a good night’s sleep the the Young Endeavour Crew woke to an overcast but fine morning in the beautiful Quarantine Bay. Following an Early Morning Activity (EMA) at 0630, Big Breakfast then Morning Brief the Youth Crew were mustered on deck where they were given a comprehensive harness and climbing brief before all of them successfully climbed to the topgallant yard which is our highest yard on the foremast which was a fantastic effort by all. At 1330 we departed our anchorage then commenced our transit south through the picturesque D’Entrecasteaux Channel. During this transit the Youth Crew spent time with their Watch Leaders practicing setting and furling of sails and learning what the many sheets, tacks, halyards and many other lines/ropes on board Young Endeavour do. Once proficient with their sail work the ship was brought under fore and aft sail and we completed our first set of tacks as a crew which went extremely well. On completion of the last tack we reduced sail and then proceeded below to enjoy another one of Chef Haydo’s fantastic dinners. With our stomachs full, everyone again mustered back on deck for Teresa’s Safety Equipment Brief which was the final activity for the day. The time is now 2045 and we are just departing the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. Overnight the Youth Crew will settle into their watch routine as we round Southeast Cape and continue to make good speed to Port Davey which is planned to be our next anchorage. Until tomorrow, take care Captain Gav