Welcome to Young Endeavour’s first voyage for 2022. This voyage will see us sail from Hobart to Geelong via the West Coast of Tasmania which will give us the chance to see some spectacular scenery and be tested by some very unpredictable weather conditions which is all part of the adventure. Some would say I’m a little crazy but I love this part of the Tasmanian Coast and of course the notorious Bass Strait. 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 Master – Kenny
Navigator – Tori
Watch Officer – Stevo
Red Watch Leader – TJ, Assisted by Theresa
White Watch Leader – Emma
Blue Watch Leader – Matt
Chef – Jarod
Engineer – Shaun
The voyage commenced at 1500 today when the new Youth Crew joined Young Endeavour berthed alongside Hobart’s Macquarie Wharf Berth 2. Once we had everyone on board and gear had been stowed, we mustered our new Youth Crew on deck for my welcome address followed by Staff Crew introductions.
At 1600 we departed our berth and then commenced our long pilotage out of the Derwent River and into the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. During this pilotage the Watch Leaders conducted ‘Ice Breaker’ activities and ship tours. Dinner followed with tonight’s menu consisting of roast beef, baked salmon and a mixture of seasonal vegetables and a wonderful selection of deserts.
At 1900 we came safely to anchor at Bruny Island’s picturesque Quarantine Bay then everyone was mustered at midships for my Captain’s Brief which was followed by Kenny’s Sail Master Chat. With these chats out of the way it was straight into safety briefs and full value contracts which will be the final activities for this evening.
Overnight we will remain at anchor ensuring that everyone is well rested for the action packed days ahead.
Until tomorrow, take care.
Currently at anchor in Quarantine Bay and experiencing moderate 10-12kt ESE winds with nil swell.