Captain's Log
31 July 2009


Hi Everyone,Due to limited sea room caused by the Outer Barrier Reef the ship tacked twice during the early hours of this morning. This was achieved by utilising two watches during the watch handover so as to give the off watch some much needed unbroken sleep. By morning brief Young Endeavour was located 5nm to the SE of Dunk Island sailing under a reduced sail plan due to the strong south easterly. Following morning brief I conducted Captains setting and furling drills which is the last training activity prior to Command Day. On completion of this activity all sail was handed in and the ship proceeded to anchor in Brammo Bay, which is located at Dunk Island. This afternoon the Youth Crew were ferried ashore to the beautiful Dunk Island resort where they experienced the joys of civilisation (which included coke and chocolate) for the first this voyage. By 1545 everyone was back onboard and following my Command Day brief we all enjoyed another great ‘teak deck’ BBQ (cooked tonight by Paige, Trish, Penny & Jen). This evening the Youth Crew conducted their Command Day elections then settled down in the caf� to watch the movie classic ‘Around Cape Horn’. On completion of the movie the Youth Crew will settle into their anchor watches for the night and get a much need good night’s sleep in preparation for what is expected to be a challenging Command Day.Until Tomorrow, take care.Yours AyeCaptain Gav 


17°55's / 146°8'e


Currently at anchor in Brammo Bay and experiencing light SE winds.