Captain's Log
13 October 2008

Voyage 15/08 Commences

Ahoy Shipmates, Welcome to the commencement of Voyage 15/08 from Sydney to Eden. Today’s voyage began with a welcome to the Youth Crew, family and friends at Fleet Base East Berth 5A. With family, friends and well-wishers farewelled, the lines were cast off at 1605 and the ship departed her berth, conducted a well executed ���turn at rest’, then proceeded out of Fleet Base East passing two very large USN Ships on our way out. Once clear of Fleet base we altered course to the east and proceeded down the harbour to planned anchorage in Rose Bay. Once at anchor all watches completed ���ice breakers’ before commencing Ships tours. As stated in today’s opening address the food onboard YE is fantastic and Chef Chad’s dinner tonight was no exception (pumpkin soup, fish, chicken, roast lamb, lasagne with 3 choices for desert). Following dinner it was strait into climbing safety and hopefully by late evening we will see all YC attempt their first climb of the fore mast before finally turning in for their first nights sleep onboard YE. Anyway my services are now required up the mast so I had better complete this log entry here. Until tomorrow take care.Yours AyeCaptain Gav


33° 52' South / 151° 15' East


Currenly at anchor in Rose Bay (Sydney Harbour) and experiencing moderate 10-15kt NE winds with the expectation of a southerly change sometime throughout the night.