Captain's Log
12 January 2010

Day 9 – Command Day Part 1

Hi Everyone, At 0900 this morning I handed over the responsibility of running YOUNG ENDEAVOUR to the Youth Crew of Voyage 20-10. During the next 24 hours they will have to sail and navigate the ship through a number of waypoints and complete a number of tasks along the way. One of the many tasks to be completed is to write the Captains Log for tonight and tomorrow, so please find attached the first log entry from Youth Crew Captain Rosanna.Until tomorrow, take care.Yours AyeCaptain Gav COMMAND DAY CAPTAINS LOGVOYAGE 20/10As I sit down to write this log, the wind is blowing 25 knots, the ship is maintaining a 15-20 degree tilt to starboard, and we have just finished our first command day tack which rapidly turned into a wear. We are roaring along from our first way point to our second. At this rate we should quickly hit our third way point and head on in to our anchorage destination in the early hours of the morning. The sea is angry tonight��_. Today has seen an excellent first half of command day. Our crew are well on the way to achieving all the tasks asked of us, spirits are high, and we are fully enjoying this amazing experience. The day got off to a fine start with Cap’n Gav handing over the ship and the Telescope of Challenge. The crew quickly started on the task list with the beach assault team making first contact with Tasmanian soil! After this a group decision was made to open the swimming pool, and many enjoyed a quick dip in refreshing Tasmanian ice. More challenges were achieved before we weighed anchor and set sail early afternoon. After a slow start and an unfortunately timed false alarm, we began to make good progress and have been roaring along ever since. I’d like to congratulate all of the youth crew on their efforts today and throughout the voyage. They have always shown an excellent attitude and have put in their all at every request. It has been a pleasure to watch these 25 individuals over the last 9 days and see personalities and talents emerge. It has been an honour to captain this ship for the last 14 hours and I look forward to bringing us in to anchor tomorrow morning. Over and out,Youth Captain Rosanna.


40° 53' South / 146° 40' East


Currently located 12nm to the north of Badgers Head and experiencing strong 20-25 ESE winds with a 2m NE swell.