Heading South \’Again\’
Hi Everyone, This morning was warm with a moderate to strong south easterly wind coming directly of the land. Following a good nights sleep the crew of Young Endeavour were awake and on deck at 0630 eager to participate in the early morning activity and again get underway. At 0700 the anchor was weighed and we departed our anchorage at Cable Beach, hopefully for the final time for this voyage. Once underway a full press of fore and aft sails was set and with the assistance of an 18-20kt south easterly we made good speed out of Roebuck Bay. The conditions were perfect and the Youth Crew who earlier in the voyage had been suffering from that nasty demon seasickness were miraculously cured and now displayed a new lease of life. During the day we got the program back on track, firstly with a semi competitive round of rope races followed by Captains Sail Theory. To finish of the afternoon we conducted a good a set of rotational tacks. This activity gives the Youth Crew the opportunity to experience each others tacking stations. Early evening saw the Watch Leaders take their watches aloft to give them some more experience in climbing the foremast and also to witness a spectacular Western Australian sunset. Overnight the Youth Crew will be consolidating their newly acquired navigation and sailing skills as we continue to make good ground to the south.Until Tomorrow, Take CareYours AyeCaptain Gav
Currently located 87nm SW of Broome and experiencing 8-10kt SW winds with a .5m swell
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9 Days ago 23 Youth Crew from all over Australia, came together to sail this vessel, have fun and challenge themselves. They have not only done that, but have faced and overcome fears, and learnt a lot about themselves and each other.
They leave with new skills, improved persistence, resilience and adaptability, as well as generally knowing they are more capable than what they probably thought. And of course, having made great new friends - most probably, friends for life. It never gets old for us staff members, as we truly love our work.
Fair winds and following seas.
Captain Adam Charlie Farley+