Captain's Log
3 August 2010

Voyage 6-10 Commences

Hi Everyone, Welcome to Voyage 6/10 which is the third of our southern voyages for 2010. This voyage will see us spend the next 11 days exploring the spectacular Tasmanian coastline. I would like to introduce the Team of Staff Crew that will facilitate this voyage of adventure:Captain ��� Gavin DaweSail Master ��� Andrew (Kenny) CallanderNavigator ��� Adam FarleyBOATSO ��� Taffy EvansRed Watch Leader ��� Shayne FirthWhite Watch Leader ��� Dutchy Van PuttenBlue Watch Leader ��� Chris (Jordo) JordonChef ��� Chad MorganEngineer – Lindsey SmithMedic – Jacki RussellThe voyage commenced at 1500 today when the new Youth Crew joined Young Endeavour at the Elizebeth Pier in Hobart. Once gear was 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 1555, we cast-off lines and transited the short distance across the Derwent River to our anchorage for the night in Bellerive Bay. During this transit the Watch Leaders conducted a number of ���ice breaker activities’ which was followed by ships tours. Dinner followed, with Chef Chad 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 and my expectations over the next eleven days. On completion, Kenny, 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 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. With some nerves and a great deal of courage and determination every member of the Youth Crew is currently undertaking their first climb to the topgallant yard (highest yard) on top of the foremast. 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 we will depart Bellerive Bay and commence our passage down the Derwent River. At present we plan to head down through the D\’entrecasteaux Channel and given the forecasted south westerlies we will then shape a course to the north and head up the East Coast of Tasmania. Until tomorrow, take care.Yours AyeCaptain Gav


42° 53' South / 147° 22' East


Currently at anchor in Bellerive Bay and enjoying moderate northerly winds with nil swell.