Hi Everyone,Welcome to our first Captains Log for Passage Two of World Voyage 2015. Our journey commenced when we departed the spectacular city of Rio de Janeiro and providing we get favourable winds will see us arrive in Cadiz, Spain around the 01 Apr 2015. We have a highly motivated Youth Crew, the Atlantic Ocean to cross and some exciting ports to visit, what an adventure. I would like to introduce the highly experienced Navy Staff Crew that will undertake and facilitate this voyage:Captain â€“ GavSail Master â€“ DionNavigator â€“ MattBOATSO â€“ SandyRed Watch Leader â€“ Jodie assisted by LindseyWhite Watch Leader â€“ Tenille assisted by TaffBlue Watch Leader â€“ Lauren assisted by KennyChef â€“ AaronEngineer – Lindsey2nd Engineer SheanDoctor TenilleMedic LaurenThe voyage officially commenced for this Crew when they joined Young Endeavour in Rio De Janeiro on Monday 16 Feb 15 berthed alongside at the Brazil Navy Base, Mocangue Island. Since joining the new Crew have been taking in the sights of Rio on organised tours, getting to know their new shipmates and settling into the Ship.At 1000 this morning following a successful four day visit to Rio De Janeiro our lines were cast off and we departed our berth at Mocangue Island, then completed a 5nm pilotage to the Pilot Disembarkation Area were we dropped off our Brazil Pilot. Once clear of this area we shaped a new course to the north east then commenced a very thorough safety brief given by Taffy our safety equipment specialist.Lunch followed, then we completed harness and climbing briefs then undertook first climbs of the foremast. These activities took the majority of the afternoon and by the time the last Crew Member was back on deck you could see that most of us were hot and fairly tired. To spark everyone up we decided to stop the Ship for 15 minutes and give everyone a refreshing swim which was thoroughly enjoyed by all of us.At 1730 with everyone safely out of the water dinner was served with Chef Aaron spoiling us we another one of his delectable meals.The time is now 2050 and all of the crew have now settled into their watches for the night. It has been an extremely successful first day for our Passage Two World Voyagers and I really pleased with the enthusiasm and motivation shown by all of them thus far.Â Special NoteÂ Â Lindsey our Engineer and Red Watch LeaderÂ for this Voyage would like to wish his wonderful mother Erica a Happy Birthday for the 17th Feb and also a very Happy Birthday to his beautiful Wife Margaret for the 19th Feb!! Love You Both XXOXUntil tomorrow, take care.Yours AyeCaptain GavÂ
Currently located 24nm to the NE of Rio De Janeiro motor sailing in moderate 10-15kt NE winds with a 1-1.5m NE swell. Current temperature is 25 degrees."
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