Captain's Log
10 May 2011


Ahoy there everyone, Welcome to day two of the voyage. Following a well deserved and much needed good night’s rest the Youth Crew awoke at 0630 to a stunning Brisbane morning accompanied by a cheerful tune from Sail Master Tug. After breakfast all hands mustered for the morning brief detailing the days activities and words of wisdom from various staff members,At 0835 the ship cast off all lines and departed Bulimba Wharf conducting a scenic transit of the Brisbane River. During this period Captain Safety alias Watch Officer JB, presented a very comprehensive safety equipment presentation and demonstration ensuring the no matter what the situation the Youth Crew should find themselves in, that they would have the knowledge to overcome any adversity at sea.The Youth Crew under the guidance of their watch leaders, they spent the remainder of the day conducting line handling and deck safety, gaining the foundation skills required to work the sails safely during their adventure at sea as the ship continued across Moreton Bay. During this period our first humpback whales we spotted blowing and breaching.Just after sunset the ship exited Moreton Bay and tacked east into the South Pacific Ocean, shaping a course to the north of Moreton Island before heading South.The Youth Crew having just completed a magnificent dinner from Chef Steve, and are now settling into their first night watches learning to helm the ship, adjust the sail plan and conduct engineering rounds (checks of the engine room compartment). The one metre swell is challenging various members of the Youth Crew with their equilibrium as they adjust to the motion of the ship.Young Endeavour is currently motor sailing along at five knots, making ground to the north on a close reach port tack, with the intention of continuing our passage overnight.Until tomorrow evening, take care.Yours AyeCaptain Damien


26°56's / 153°30'e


2359 at sea - weather cloudy, wind NE 6 knots, temperature 19 degrees, barometer 1018 hpa