After the howling winds of yesterday, the winds abated overnight and by this morning we were becalmed on a painted ocean. I gave a presentation on sailing theory in the morning and then all the Youth Crew took turns to be on the bridge to observe the sequence of events when we conducted a series of tacks. Kath, aka Tug Boat Driver, Tina Tough, was rudely interrupted during a Rules of the Road lecture by the cover band, Village Idiots, singing ‘Macho Man.’ Late this afternoon I talked to the Youth Crew about the forthcoming Command Day when they will have the opportunity to command Young Endeavour for 24 hours starting on Monday morning. They were really keen to get going and the lobbying for positions started almost immediately. Tonight we will do the ‘Bear’ teamwork exercise and journey south west to ‘The Nut’ at Stanley on Tasmania’s north coast to anchor for the evening.Speak tomorrowAndrew Davis
Current situation at 1800. In Bass Strait. Wind nor'east at 5 knots. A lovely Tasmanian day.
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Thank you Tarvi, Kaeden and Matt for your narrative of today's events. Intentions are to remain at anchor in Hunters Bay, just off HMAS Penguin, home of the RAN Diving School, a place close to my heart, having spent many a day there under training as a young Officer! The plan is to weigh anchor and proceed to HMAS Waterhen, in Waverton, to pick up our Community Day Sailors from the Windgap Foundation and take them for a sail around the harbour for 3 hours. The Youth Crew will help us host our visitors and give them an experience of Young Endeavour. We will drop them back to Waverton and then proceed to anchor in the harbour where we will have a good view of the Bridge and the Opera House for the Youth Crew's last night onboard. Until tomorrow. Yours Aye, Captain Mike