Captain's Log
14 February 2011


Ahoy there everyone,Welcome to Young Endeavour’s second voyage for 2011. Our journey starts from Hobart and will conclude in Sydney. We have a magnificent tall ship, forecast wind for our sails and 630 nautical miles to explore. The potential is limitless and sense of adventure is infectious.To facilitate our adventure under sail, it is an honour to introduce the ten Staff Crew that will guide and shape our voyage during the next 11days:Captain DamienSail Master TaffyNavigator JoelWatch Officer KennyRed Watch Leader MattWhite Watch Leader PennyBlue Watch Leader PaulAssistant Blue Watch Leader GuvChef SnowyEngineer JoshVoyage 04/11 officially commenced at 1500 today when 27 Youth Crew (16 females and 12 males) from across Australia embarked in Young Endeavour. Once all possessions had been stowed, all hands were mustered on deck for a welcome address, staff introductions were conducted before friends and family were sadly farewelled.The Youth Crew under the direction of their watch leaders, conducted ship familiarisation and a number of ‘ice breaker’ activities to integrate the members of each watch. Once completed the first of many very tasty meals crafted by master chef Adrian was consumed. After dinner, the ship cast off all lines and departed Sullivans Cove, transiting the short distance to the scheduled night anchorage adjacent to the Wrest Point Casino, Sandy Bay. Once at anchor and voyage expectations, requirements and safety aspects for the next 11 days onboard were discussed. Then without further ado, some nerves, a few jelly like legs, a great deal of courage and a lot of determination every single member of our new team proceeded aloft onto the foremast for their first night climb. The surrounding view of Hobart and the Derwent River from the topgallant yard was inspiring.I am very pleased to report that all of the Youth Crew performed extremely well on their first day and I am from the outset impressed with both their individual efforts and team attitude. After having a celebratory hot chocolate followed by a 90 second shower, each has now turned in for a well deserved first night sleep in Young Endeavour.Tomorrow morning we will awake at 0630, weigh anchor at 0700 before proceeding through Storm Bay and into Tasman Sea commencing our passage north to Sydney.Until tomorrow evening, take care.Happy Valentines DayYours ayeCaptain Damien 


42°53's / 147°20'e


2300 at anchor - Weather clear skies, Swell nil, Wind nil, Temperature 16 degrees, Barometer 1024 hpa