Happy New Year and welcome to Young Endeavours first voyage for 2019. Iâ€™m back as the Relief Captain for this voyage so that Captain Kenny can take a well deserved break. This voyage will see us sail from Sydney to Melbourne and enjoy the spectacular NSW and Victorian coastline and get to experience one of my favourite stretches of water the infamous â€˜Bass Straitâ€™. 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 â€“ Gav
Sail Master â€“ Harry
Navigator â€“ Darren
BOATSO â€“ Ivanka
Red Watch Leader â€“ Karly
White Watch Leader â€“ Guv
Blue Watch Leader â€“ Kyle
Chef â€“ Zac
Engineer – Horto
Assistant Watch Leader – Jerome
The voyage commenced at 1500 this afternoon when our new Youth Crew joined Young Endeavour berthed port side to Fleet Base East Berth 5A. Once gear had been stowed family and guests were given a quick tour of the ship then mustered back on deck for my welcome address.
With these formalities complete we farewelled our guests then went straight into a very thorough Safety Brief given by Karly our resident Safety Equipment specialist prior to making preparations to sail.
At 1600 lines were cast off and we safely departed our berth and commenced our pilotage out of Sydney Harbour. During this pilotage we completed ships tours and some ice breaker activities.
Normally on this first evening we would then proceed to anchor but given the forecast of a strong southerly front moving up the NSW Coast tomorrow morning I have decided to make best speed south to Jervis Bay where we can get a sheltered anchorage while this front passes through.
The time is now 2000 and we have completed all of our first day activities and have now settled into watches overnight. Given the current conditions we will continue to make best speed under sail to Jervis Bay where we plan to anchor early tomorrow morning where we will complete first climbs and some sailing drills within the confines of the bay before continuing our passage south along the NSW South Coast.
Currently we are located 8nm to the east of Cronulla sailing on a very broad reach under a reduced sail plan and achieving a boat speed of 5.5kts.
Until tomorrow, take care.
Currently experiencing moderate-strong NE winds with a 1.5m NE swell and the current temperature is a pleasant 23 degrees.