Captain's Log
V03/17 Geelong (VIC) to Hobart (TAS)
2 June 2017

Day Nine – Command Day

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to day nine of our voyage. As promised please find attached Youth Crew Captain Kika’s Captains Log which we didn’t manage to get out last night due to battling strong conditions in Storm Bay. Please enjoy!

Yours Aye

Captain Gav

Captain’s Log Sunday 5th Feb
We woke up to a beautiful fresh Tassie morning in Port Arthur. A few restless heads were weary eyed obviously still spooked from the previous evening’s ghost tour of the famously creepy Port Arthur. To clear away the cobwebs the Youthie’s and Crew took to the swing for an early morning swim.
With the start of command day looming the Youth Crew enjoyed the morning off to rest up and save their energy for the big task ahead of them.
At 1300 the Staff Crew treated the crew to their rendition of ‘We’re all going on a Summer Holiday’ with such talent that could only equate to a call up for the next season of the XFactor; if that wasn’t enough they then appeared donning the most ridiculous costumes to date. After the laughter had calmed down Captain Gav passed on the command to the Youth Crew and their Captain elect.
Its official, the Youth Crew are now in charge of the ship!
The command started with a riddle to find the instructions for the next 24hrs. Two brave Youthie’s jumped on a kayak and a paddle board to the infamous Isle of the Dead to find the next set of instructions for command day.
To kick off the task list of command day the 16 Youth Crew lay aloft the Yard arms for an impressive group photo and to cast of gaskets in preparation for setting sail. The crew then completed a second item on the list by creating an epic chalk mural of their time on the Young Endeavour at mid-ships.
After indulging digging into a feast created by their fellow crew Master Chef’s, the Youth Crew weighed anchor and set sail for the Derwent River.
The Youth Leaders have already experienced their fair amount of challenges with Mother Nature changing her mind triggering an all hands to tacking stations which won’t be the last of the night. Just as I am writing this hearts and hands were shaking with a ship passing a little too close for comfort in the night.
We are wet and windswept and having a ball; a long night ahead of that we can be sure; one for the memories.
Captain Kika


42 59 S / 147 19 E


Currently at anchor at Kingston Beach and enjoying moderate SW winds with nil swell and the temperature is a cool 14 degrees.