Voyage 03/08 Commences
Ahoy Shipmates,Today saw the commencement of Voyage 03/08 the fourth voyage for YOUNG ENDEAVOUR in 2008 and our 20th Anniversary Year. All new Youth Crew arrived safely onboard and after Crew introductions and safety briefs Young Endeavour was farewelled from her berth at Fleet Base East Berth 5A in Sydney by family and friends. Our departure was slightly delayed due to the arrival of HMAS SIRIUS the Navy’s new tanker which berthed at Fleet Base East just as we were about to depart. Once SIRIUS had slipped her tugs we departed our berth and proceeded to Anchor in Rose Bay. Safely at anchor we conducted Captains and Sail Master briefs followed by ice breakers” and Ships familiarisation tours. Dinner saw most of the Staff Crew assisting Chef Jarod in the galley so that we could get everyone fed and everything cleaned up prior to continuing the evening’s program. This evening saw all of the Youth Crew achieve climbing to the Topgallant Yard (highest yard) and enjoy a Sydney Harbour sunset. Tomorrow morning will see us complete sail setting and furling drills prior to departing Sydney Harbour for open water. Predicted winds for tomorrow are currently from the north east and should assist our passage south. Yours AyeCaptain Gav”””
At anchor in Rose Bay currently experiencing light north easterly winds at 8-10kts.
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