Captain's Log
16 November 2010

Day 7 – Edithburgh

Ahoy there everyone, Overnight the ship remained safely anchored in the lee of Brown’s Beach, Eastern Cove, Kangaroo Island. At 0630 the Youth Crew where once again on deck conducting an Early Morning Activity prior to breakfast. The ship then sailed away from anchor at 0800 and shaped a course directly north across the Gulf of Saint Vincent. With the ship underway morning brief and cleaning stations were conducted in near perfect weather conditions. Next I assessed Captains setting and furling drills, these drills are designed to evaluate each watch in their ability to safely set and furl sails without compromising their own or the team’s safety in preparation for Command Day. It was with great satisfaction that each watch successfully completed setting and furling the designated sails, displaying high standards of teamwork, communication, knowledge, leadership and safety.After these drills were completed, lunch was enjoyed by all before Engineer Horto conducted round five of ���rope races’, once again challenging the Youth Crew watches to identify various parts of the ships equipment located on the upper deck. Once this activity had completed the ship conducted a Man Overboard Exercise to ensure everyone was appraised of their roles and responsibilities during this emergency situation. Then with all sails handed in the ship proceeded to an anchorage adjacent the wharf at Edithburgh. After a magnificent teak deck BBQ cooked by yours truly it was time for the Youth Crew to elect their Command Team, results now known, the Young Endeavour will be in the capable hands of Youth Captain Mike and his team as of 1300 tomorrow. So after another very busy day, the Youth Crew have settled into their anchor watches for the night, hopefully achieving a good night’s rest in anticipation and preparation for tomorrow’s commencement of Command Day.So as Command Day approaches with great anticipation for all, the intention is to remain at anchor overnight prior to weighing in the afternoon with our Youth Crew in command for the adventure and challenge that is Command Day in Young Endeavour. Until tomorrow evening when we will read the exploits of Youth Captain Mike and his team, take care.Yours ayeCaptain Damien


35° 4' South / 137° 45' East


2300 at anchor - Weather Cloudy, Wind S 10 knots, Swell s 0.5 metre, Temperature 15 degrees, Barometer 1019 hpa