Captain's Log
20 February 2010

Final Night of Voyage 04/10

Hi Everyone, Throughout the night the Youth Crew sailed Young Endeavour extremely well and achieved all of their waypoints. This resulted in the ship being called to tacking stations on three separate occasions during the early hours of this morning.Following a sleep deprived night the Youth Crew finally brought the ship to anchor in Davy’s Bay at 1015 this morning. Once at anchor they quickly scrambled aloft to complete a set of sea furls. At 1400 having achieved a significant number of the challenges set for them over the previous 22 hours, a tired but satisfied Youth Crew handed the ship (in one piece) back to the Staff Crew. Later this afternoon I conducted the Command Day debrief, this group facilitated debrief provided everyone with the opportunity to discuss lessons learned from the exercise and the takeaways that could be used in normal life. While this was occurring we acted as a backdrop for the Davy’s Bay Yacht Club who where hosting the Junior Sabot and Minow Sailing Championships. Unfortunately due to strong winds and a large swell we were unable to conduct tours of the Ship for these young sailors or put the Youth Crew ashore as had been previously arranged with the Yacht Club. At 1600 the anchor was weighed and Young Endeavour departed her anchorage and transited the 20nm across Port Phillip Bay to Altona which was our planned anchorage for the night. Once safely at anchor the Youth Crew enjoyed their last dinner onboard before sitting down with their Watch Leaders for ���end of voyage talks’. On dusk we commenced a photo slide show up on deck capturing various moments and experiences during the voyage. This gave everyone the opportunity to reflect on the past 11 days and their amazing voyage. The rest of this evening has been spent with the Youth Crew completing end of voyage questionnaires and associated administration while the Staff Crew also took the opportunity to conduct their ���end of voyage�� debriefs.At 0900 tomorrow morning, Young Endeavour will depart her anchorage at Altona and transit the short distance around to Williamstown berthing at Workshop Pier at 1000, were we will complete this voyage. After a short presentation we will farewell the Youth Crew for Voyage 04/10.Young Endeavour will take a 2 day break in Williamstown before embarking the crew for Voyage 05/10 which is from Williamstown to Hobart. Until next voyage, take care.Yours AyeCaptain Gav Youth Crew Captains Log Entries:Thanks to the staff and everyone else for a great trip. From Ancelin and Leo. I would just like to thank the entire staff and youth crew for a wonderful trip. The staff’s dedication to the scheme is amazing, and I hope to spread the word and encourage many more to take up this opportunity ��� developing long-lasting friendships as well as building on life lessons; teamwork, patience, leadership and confidence. I’ve had a great trip, and will have many amazing stories to share. Thanks everyone! Monique.


37° 52' South / 144° 53' East


Currently at anchor just of Altona and experiencing moderate - strong northerly winds with nil swell.