Captain's Log
30 January 2011

Voyage 03-11 Commences

Hi Everyone, It’s Captain Gav making another short return to the ship for Voyage 03/11 so that Captain Damien can take a well deserved rest (currently walking the South Western Track in Tasmania). This voyage will see us spend the next 11 days sailing from Melbourne to Hobart and along the way experiencing the infamous Bass Strait and the spectacular Tasmanian coast line. The YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Staff Crew for this voyage are as follows:Captain ��� GavSail Master ��� TugNavigator ��� Dion BOATSO ��� Kim Red Watch Leader ��� Penny White Watch Leader ��� DutchyBlue Watch Leader ��� Josh assisted by MattChef ��� AdrianEngineers – Leon The voyage commenced at 1500 today when the new Youth Crew joined Young Endeavour at the Workshop Pier in Williamstown, Melbourne. Once all gear had been stowed, everyone mustered on deck for my welcome address and Staff Crew introductions. On completion of this address we farewelled loved ones, family and friends and then made preparations to set sail. At 1600 lines were cast-off and we transited the short distance across to northern end of Hobson’s Bay which was our planned anchorage for the night. During this transit the Watch Leaders conducted a number of ���ice breaker activities’ which was followed by ships tours. Dinner followed, with Chef Adrian again amazing us with his excellent culinary skills. Once we had cleaned up from dinner, I had a bit of chat to the Youth Crew about what their voyage would entail during the next eleven days. On completion, Tug, as Sail Master, gave his talk about some of the rules, regulations and safety aspects of Young Endeavour before giving a safety aloft brief and a demonstration on how to climb the foremast. Once he had finished this demonstration I inverted all of the Youth Crew in their harnesses, which is our final safety check prior to commencing our first climbs. This evening, with some nerves and a great deal of courage and determination every member of the Youth Crew undertook their first climb to the topgallant yard (highest yard), which is located on top of the foremast and is approximately 33m above the water. This climb will complete today’s activities and once the last member of the crew is safely back on deck everyone will turn in for their first nights sleep onboard Young Endeavour. Tomorrow morning we will depart our anchorage, conduct our pilotage out of Port Phillip Bay and commence our passage across Bass Strait. Until tomorrow, take care.Yours AyeCaptain Gav


37° 51' South / 144° 55' East


Time 2300 - Currently at anchor in Hobson\'s Bay and experiencing moderate 10-12kt southerly winds.