Captain's Log
15 October 2008

Tough Night At Sea

Ahoy Shipmates, As predicted the Ship went to tacking stations just before midnight last night as we were approximately 40nm of the coast and doing it pretty tough against a 30kt southerly and a 3m swell. Throughout the early hours of this morning we continued to make slow progress to the south and by morning brief we were 15nm to the north east Port Kembla. It was obvious at morning brief that most of the Youth Crew had experienced a fairly unpleasant first night at sea with over 50% suffering from seasickness. That said, they have continued to battle on and are doing exceptionally well. Following morning brief we conducted a set of rotational tacks, this exercise gives everyone the chance to experience other watches tacking stations and gives them a better appreciation of the effort required to tack YOUNG ENDEAVOUR. Following lunch the weather started to improve and after the first set of ���rope races�� Jaz the Navigator gave a very informative and interactive lesson on the scientific art of navigation. On completion of this lesson it was decided to give everyone a stand down for the rest of the afternoon so that they could recover from seasickness and catch up on some much needed rest. At present the weather has improved considerably and we are just to the south of Wollongong. It is expected that we will continue to make good ground to the south overnight and that we will anchor in Jervis Bay sometime tomorrow morning. Overnight the Youth Crew will continue to consolidate their newly found navigation and sailing skills.Until tomorrow, take care.Yours AyeCaptain Gav


34° 20' South / 151° 14' East


Currently just to the SE of Wollongong and experiencing moderate 10-15kt SE winds with a 1.5m swell.