Captain's Log
V 06/17
24 March 2017

Final Day of the Voyage

Sail Master Evan woke us with an Abba medley played over the main broadcast after the Youthies final night onboard. After a quick early morning activity it was into showers and breakfast before the final morning brief at which we sang happy birthday to Teri Roberson who turned 17 today. The Youthies then launched into their last Happy Hour while the Staffies weighed the anchor and commenced the transit to our berth in Snug Cove.As we approached the wharf we saw a group of Teri’s friends and family holding up a welcome sign.Once we had the Ship secured alongside and the gangway in place we invited friends and family onboard to attend the final farewell speeches and certificate presentation. A Young Endeavour Order of Australia Medallion was awarded by the staff crew, on behalf of the NSW branch of the Order of Australia Association and the recipient was Alice Hartley.At 1100 we farewelled the youth crew of V 06/17 and the Staffies commenced preparations for V 07/17 to Sydney commencing Mon 27 Mar. The Ship will be open to the public on Sat 25 Mar between 1300 and 1600.Farewell to families and friends who have followed the progress of the voyage. It has been my pleasure to share it with you.Yours Aye, Captain Mike


37 04.4' S / 149 54.5' E


Wind 230 / 5 Kn, Weather overcast with passing showers, Temp 22 deg C