Situation at 20:00- The anchorage in Broken Bay provided a good night’s sleep for all hands with watches reduced to only an hour. Early morning briefand happy hour were followed by a chance for all hands to enjoy a swim. The swing rope was rigged and before long some very goodTarzan wantabees were flying through the air with the greatest of ease…At 13:00 all hands were mustered a’midships and the ceremony of handing command of YOUNG ENDEAVOUR to Captain Steve and the remainder of the Youth Crew was carried out. Before long the anchor was aweigh and the difficult job of beating to windward out of BrokenBay was started. Considering that they have had only one week’s experience in sailing a Brigantine, the Youth Crew did a terrific joband by 17:00 Lion Island was abaft the beam with the Ship making a good turn of speed towards the first waypoint.Progress so far has been good, and despite some changes to their plan, the Youth Crew are in good spirits and ready to continueworking hard overnight as they shape a course to pass through as many waypoints as possible enroute to Sydney. With the wing steady at thirty knots, they have their work cut out for them and it will likely be a long night.YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Fact File: The peak experience of a 10-day voyage in YOUNG ENDEAVOUR is command day, where the Youth Crew take charge of all aspects ship for a 24 hour period. They are assigned a mission to complete that will require them to use all of the skills they have bveen taught over the past 8 days. They must sail andnavigate the ship, provide 3 hot meals for all hands and maintain all of the normal daily routine. During command day, the Staff Crew do not assist the Youth Crew in any way and focus only on ensuring the safety of personnel and equipment. The success or otherwise of the day is completely due to the efforts of the Youth Crew.YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Glossary: Brails-The lines used to Brail up (gather up) to the mast a fore-and-aft sail such as the mainsail.Hauling on these lines pulls the sail into the mast to assist in furling it. Buntlines-Lines attached to the foot of square sails used to pull the sail up to the yard and thus take the wind out of it when it is being furled.Thought of the day: The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King Jr.Yours, AyeJohn CowanLCDR, RANI just want to say a big hi to my Mumma, Daddy, Bj, Beck, Matt and everyone and im having a great time. It is so much fun. I cant wait to see you all soon. Love Jay xxG’day I’m Adam, I would like say a big thankyou to my mum and dad who encouraged me and helped me to get on this extraordinary voyage that will stay in the memories in my mind for decades to come. It is atremendous credit to the crew, for the service the have provided. G’day Mum, Dad, Ian, Becky and Geoff. CHEERS. see you later.
At sea under four sails Wind: South at 30 kts, Sky: 7/8 cloud and rain showers, Temp: 22c.
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