Captain's Log
Voyage 03/23
8 February 2023

Day 11 – Hobart Arrival

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Day 11 and the final day of our voyage. It was a well-rested Youth Crew that mustered on deck for an Early Morning Brief at 0630 this morning. Our anchorage overnight in Sandy Bay had proven to be a good one and we all managed to get a good night’s sleep. Being the last morning Chef Haydon served up a continental breakfast which meant that we all got to help ourselves to toast, pastries, cereals, yogurt and our final pieces of fresh fruit.

A shorter than normal Morning Brief followed, then the Youth Crew put on their harnesses, mustered up on deck then ‘manned the yards’ ready for our entry into Hobart’s Sullivan’s Cove.

At 0900 we weighed anchor then conducted a slower than normal transit over to Sullivan’s Cove due to the arrival of the impressive Cruise Ship ‘Queen Elizabeth’. Once QE was safely alongside we proceeded to the Princess Wharf where we berthed port side to the No 2 Berth at 1000 where we were welcomed by a good gathering of family and friends and a number of other interested people keen to get a close look at the ship.

Once safely alongside the Youth Crew came down from the foremast (lay below) and gathered at midship’s where I presented all of them with Certificates of Achievement and said our final emotional goodbyes.

Once the Youth Crew had departed the ship the Staff set about completing ‘end of voyage checks’ and getting ready for our next voyage.

On a personal note, I would like to thank all of the Youth Crew of Voyage 03/23 for the effort that you have put in throughout this voyage, you are a wonderful group of young Australians and all of the Staff Crew of Young Endeavour have enjoyed sharing this sailing adventure with you and wish you all the very best for the future.

Young Endeavour will stay alongside in Hobart and participate in the Australian Wooden Boat Festival 10-13 Feb 23 before embarking a new Youth Crew for Voyage 04/23 and sailing to Adelaide. We will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday 11 & 12 Feb so if you are in Hobart drop down and say hello.

Until next voyage, take care

Yours Aye

Captain Gav