Captain's Log
Voyage 13/23
9 August 2023

Day 10 – Ahoy Cairns! (Community Day)

Ahoy there landlubbers and armchair sailors, welcome to the Captain’s Log for Day 10!

After enduring rough seas and sleepless nights for the past nine days, the final full day for the Youthies arrived. Following a nice early 6am wakeup to the iconic We Are Australian, we hit midships for our morning team bonding and trust exercise. With the smell of freshly baked croissants wafting up to the upper decks, we Youthies raced down to breakfast.

To prepare for some special guests to board our ship, we polished, scrubbed, and mopped every visible surface until our beauty the Young Endeavour was shining.
At 10am we welcomed members of the Endeavour Foundation on board. We were proud to give our guests a tour of our new ‘home’ and provide a practical demonstration of bracing the yards. Reflecting on the tour, we were surprised with how much knowledge we had gained throughout the voyage as individuals, and a collective. We were grateful to have this amazing Community Day, allowing us to give back to the community!

In the afternoon, the competitive spirit of the Youthies came to life in the final round of Rope Races. After chugging zooper doopers, many brain freezes and eating whole apples in record time, Blue Watch came up from last place to take the win (Yes Blueeyys!!!!). The competitive spirit was not lost as we went ashore and played a slippery, muddy game of touch footy in the park.

To conclude the afternoon and voyage, we all came together to reflect on our journey and appreciate the photo montage created by our team. Some people shed tears, and memories were shared, as this voyage will forever be remembered in our hearts. We are extremely grateful for the friendships formed, the commitment of the Staff Crew and the opportunities we were given to push and challenge ourselves. We love you Young Endeavour! Thank you and Good Night!

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened – Dr Seuss

By Sami and Zoe


16 55.7'S / 145 46.8'E


Partly Cloudy, Chance of Rain, Wind SE 0-10Kts