Today saw the commencement of the Voyage 01/08 the first voyage for YOUNG ENDEAVOUR in 2008 and our 20th Anniversary Year. All new Youth Crew arrived safely onboard and after Crew introductions and safety briefs Young Endeavour was farewelled from her berth at Princes Wharf No2 in Hobart by family and friends and proceeded to Anchor in Sandy Bay, just east of the Hobart Casino. As the evening was quite warm everyone enjoyed a pleasant swim prior to sitting down to one of Chads fantastic dinners. This evening saw most of the Youth Crew achieve climbing to the Topgallant Yard (highest yard) and witness a special Mount Wellington/Hobart sunset. Tomorrow morning will see us complete sail setting and furling drills and commence our passage down the Derwent River and out into Storm Bay. With favourable winds predicted we should make good speed up the East Coast of Tasmania on the first part of our passage to Sydney. Yours AyeCaptain Gav
At anchor in Sandy Bay experiencing a warm North Westerly breeze at 8-10 Kts.
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Thank you Tarvi, Kaeden and Matt for your narrative of today's events. Intentions are to remain at anchor in Hunters Bay, just off HMAS Penguin, home of the RAN Diving School, a place close to my heart, having spent many a day there under training as a young Officer! The plan is to weigh anchor and proceed to HMAS Waterhen, in Waverton, to pick up our Community Day Sailors from the Windgap Foundation and take them for a sail around the harbour for 3 hours. The Youth Crew will help us host our visitors and give them an experience of Young Endeavour. We will drop them back to Waverton and then proceed to anchor in the harbour where we will have a good view of the Bridge and the Opera House for the Youth Crew's last night onboard. Until tomorrow. Yours Aye, Captain Mike
Thanks Eliza and Cooper for narrating today's events. The Youth Crew took control of the Ship at 1300 today and will hand it back to Staffies, hopefully in one piece, at 1300 tomorrow! We expect to arrive off Sydney heads at 1000 tomorrow. The Staffies will then pilot the Ship to anchor in Hunters Bay before handing it back to the Youthies until 1300, to enable them to complete outstanding tasks. We will remain anchored overnight. Until tomorrow. Yours Aye, Captain Mike