Captain's Log
18 January 2012

Day 2 – Twofold Bay

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 stunning Eden morning accompanied by a cheerful tune from Sail Master Kim. After breakfast all hands mustered for the morning brief detailing the day’s activities and words of wisdom from various staff members, At 0945 the cast off all lines and departed the Breakwater Wharf and commenced sailing around Twofold Bay. During this period Captain Safety alias Watch Officer JB, presented 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. The Youth Crew under the guidance of their watch leaders, then 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 as the ship continued around Twofold Bay. At 1500 the ship commenced shaping a course nor’east into the Tasman Sea encountering a 15 knot nor’ easterly and a two metre swell which challenged the equilibrium of the Youth Crew. After a magnificent dinner from Chef Squiz, the crew are now settling into their first night watches learning to helm the ship, adjust the sail plan and conduct engineering rounds (checks of the engine room compartment). Young Endeavour is currently sailing along at four knots, making ground to the north on a close reach starboard tack, with the intention of continuing our passage overnight. Until tomorrow evening, take care. Yours Aye Captain Damien


36° 37' South / 150° 14' East


2300 at sea - weather scattered cloud, wind light and variable, NE 2.0 metres, temperature 22 degrees, barometer 1017 hpa