Ahoy Shipmates, Welcome to the commencement of Voyage 16/08 from Eden to Devonport. Today’s voyage began with a welcome to the Youth Crew, family and friends at Fisherman’s Wharf in the very picturesque township of Eden on the NSW South Coast. With family, friends and well-wishers farewelled, the lines were cast off at 1540 and the ship departed her berth and proceeded south east across Twofold Bay coming to our planned anchorage in East Boyd Bay at 1615. Once at anchor all watches completed ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ice breakers’ before commencing Ships tours. As stated in today’s opening address the food onboard YE is of a very high standard and for this voyage we have Chef Ange working her culinary magic in the ships galley. Tonight’s dinner consisted of lasagne, roast chicken, veal steaks and of course our normal variety of deserts. On completion of dinner it was straight into Captains and Sailmasters talks, which was followed by climbing safety. At the moment all 3 watches are attempting their first climbs and it is hoped that by late evening everyone will have successfully made it to the topgallant yard (highest yard). Once first climbs are complete we will have completed the first day of our training program and I am sure that everyone will be keen to turn in for their first nights sleep onboard YE. Until tomorrow take care.Yours AyeCaptain Gav
Currently at anchor in East Boyd Bay and experiencing moderate 10-15kt NE winds with a 1m swell.