Captain's Log
24 October 2015


Hi Everyone,Welcome to our first Captains Log for Passage Seven of World Voyage 2015.Our journey officially commenced when we departed the spectacular city of Rio de Janeiro this morning and providing we get some favourable winds will see us arrive in Cape Town, South Africa on the 18th November 2015. We have a great new World Voyage Crew who are ready to challenge themselves with an Atlantic Ocean crossing and an experienced Navy Staff Crew who are ready to share this adventure with them.The Navy Crew for this voyage are as follows:Captain – GavSail Master – AdamNavigator – EvanBOATSO – KennyRed Watch Leader – MiquelaWhite Watch Leader – DougieBlue Watch Leader – MarcosChef – JenkoEngineer – HortoDoctor – NickOOW/Watch Leader – MartinPhotographer – PaulThe voyage officially commenced for this Crew when they joined Young Endeavour in Rio De Janeiro on Thursday 22 Oct 15 berthed alongside at the Brazil Navy Base, Mocangue Island. Since joining the new Crew have been taking in the sights of Rio, getting to know their new shipmates, completing safety briefs and undertaking first climbs of the foremast which we achieved last night.This morning was a 0630 start when our agent turned up with all of our fresh and frozen provisions for the next 26 days. Once we had stored ship it was straight to breakfast then preparations made for our 1000 departure. Unfortunately due to unfavourable winds blowing us directly onto the wharf and very strong tide we had to delay our departure by 30 minutes while we waited for a Brazilian Navy Tug to come and give us a hand to safely depart our berth. With this achieved we headed out of the main harbour to position ourself in front of Sugar Loaf Mountain so that we could have some aerial footage taken of the ship under sail departing the spectacular city of Rio de Janeiro. With this tasking complete we farewelled Rio for the final time of the 2015 World Voyage and headed out to sea.This afternoon we have continued to keep our new crew busy with setting and furling drills and deck safety which all culminated in us completing our first set of tacks as a crew and a man overboard exercise just before dinner this evening. The time is now 2030 and all of the crew have now settled into their watches for the night. It has been an extremely busy first day at sea for our Passage Seven World Voyagers and I am really pleased with the enthusiasm and motivation shown by all of them thus far.Overnight it is our intention to make best speed to the south east so that we can rendezvous with the Chilean Navy Sail Training Ship ‘Esmeralda’ who we have planned to do some sailing in company with and to get some great photographs of both ships together under sail.Until tomorrow, take care.Yours Aye Captain Gav


23 degrees 28 Minutes South / 42 degrees 33 minutes West


Currently located 55nm to the SE of Rio and experiencing light to moderate southerly conditions with a .5-1m SSE swell. Our current speed is 6.5kts and the temperature is 18 degrees.