Our morning started at midnight with the guts watch where we practiced setting and furling the forestay sail under the skilful hand of our watch leader Bobby. After handing over to the morning watch we then woke up sailing into the Whitsundays. After a quick anchorage at Whitehaven Beach and a snappy happy hour clean, and then gathered our watches to complete our mid-voyage goals review.
After yet another fabulous lunch prepared by the one and only Adam, we set across to Whitehaven Beach to explore the lookout and Tongue Bay. After taking in the spectacular views, we proceeded back down to the beach to play some beach games. We then went for a swim to cool off in some of the clearest waters Australia has to offer. Amidst this, many references to Jack Sparrowâ€™s famous jar of dirt were made, much to the humour of the Youth Crew.
A treacherous journey on the RHIB then took us back to Young Endeavour, where everyone had a quick hot shower and took the opportunity to wash our swimmers on deck. Not long after, we prepared to set sail. All hands to the deck to set the: Jib, Forestay Sail, Main Sail and the Main Staysail. This was the first time we left anchorage using only our sails! Once the sails were set, the first watch of the evening commenced while the other watches had dinner and prepared for their night watches.
With only 5 days to go, everything is kicking into top gear as Command Day looms in the distance. Itâ€™s safe to say that we are all keen for a good nightâ€™s rest because we will surely need it for the challenges we will face in the days to come.
Thank you Gibby and Schalk for your entertaining narrative of yesterday’s events. Firstly apologies for being unable to transmit this log last night, but connectivity, or the lack of it, conspired against me. A very full day yesterday, getting to see the beautiful Hill Inlet and the breathtaking view from the lookout, as well as some quality seatime overnight to further consolidate what the youth crew has learnt so far, and leading into Command Day.
We have another fun-packed day planned today and then another night at sea tonight, before anchoring in Cid Harbour tomorrow.
Until tonight. Yours Aye, Captain Mike
Wind: 110 / 12 kn, Sea: 1.0 m from ESE Swell: 1.0 m from SE, Weather: Overcast with occasional showers Temp: 19 deg C
You might also be interested in
Hi Everyone, Welcome to Day 2 of our voyage. After a good night’s sleep the the Young Endeavour Crew woke to an overcast but fine morning in the beautiful Quarantine Bay. Following an Early Morning Activity (EMA) at 0630, Big Breakfast then Morning Brief the Youth Crew were mustered on deck where they were given a comprehensive harness and climbing brief before all of them successfully climbed to the topgallant yard which is our highest yard on the foremast which was a fantastic effort by all. At 1330 we departed our anchorage then commenced our transit south through the picturesque D’Entrecasteaux Channel. During this transit the Youth Crew spent time with their Watch Leaders practicing setting and furling of sails and learning what the many sheets, tacks, halyards and many other lines/ropes on board Young Endeavour do. Once proficient with their sail work the ship was brought under fore and aft sail and we completed our first set of tacks as a crew which went extremely well. On completion of the last tack we reduced sail and then proceeded below to enjoy another one of Chef Haydo’s fantastic dinners. With our stomachs full, everyone again mustered back on deck for Teresa’s Safety Equipment Brief which was the final activity for the day. The time is now 2045 and we are just departing the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. Overnight the Youth Crew will settle into their watch routine as we round Southeast Cape and continue to make good speed to Port Davey which is planned to be our next anchorage. Until tomorrow, take care Captain Gav
Hi Everyone, It’s Captain Gav making a guest appearance back on board Young Endeavour for her third voyage of the year. This voyage will see us sail from Hobart to Hobart which will give us 10 day’s to explore some of Tasmania’s spectacular coastline and be challenged by some unpredictable weather conditions which is all part of the adventure. We have put together another great Staff Crew for this voyage who I know will take great care of our new Youth Crew ensuring that they all have an amazing experience. The Young Endeavour Staff Crew for this voyage are as follows: Captain – Gav Sail Masters – Chucky & Libby Navigator – Seb Watch Officer - Matt Blue Watch Leader – Shaun & Hutchy White Watch Leader – Theresa Red Watch Leader – Evan & Emily Chef – Haydo Engineer –Hoppy The voyage commenced at 1500 today when the new Youth Crew joined Young Endeavour berthed alongside Hobarts Princess Wharf. Once we had everyone on board and gear stowed, we mustered on deck for my welcome address followed by Staff Crew introductions. On completion we farewelled a large gathering of family and friends then got straight into a safety brief. Our departure was then slightly delayed due to having to wait for a large cruise liner to depart her berth but at 1640 we cast off lines and departed Princess Wharf. Once safely out in Sullivan’s Cove we were joined by the SV Rhona H who escorted us out into the Derwent River then we commenced our 3hr pilotage down the River and into the D’Entrecasteaux Channel coming safely to anchor at Bruny Islands picturesque Quarantine Bay at 1940. During this pilotage the Youth Crew were given ship’s tours and enjoyed a fantastic dinner consisting of Chicken Kiev, Grilled Salmon, Pasta Bake with numerous Vegetables and Fresh Fruit and Mini Pavlova’s for desert (what a feast). Once safely at anchor I completed my Captain’s Brief and then handed our new young mariners over to their respective Watch Leaders to undertake some other first day activities before they turn in for a well-deserved good night’s sleep. Before I finish I would like to send a big thank you to Chucky’s Mum & Dad for providing home grown blueberry’s and strawberry’s for tonight’s dinner which were used on our mini pavlova’s and fruit platter and were simply amazing! Tomorrow will be another full day with climbs of the foremast planned for the morning before we weigh anchor and continue our Tasmanian adventure. Until tomorrow, take care. Yours aye, Captain Gav