Voyage 9-10 Commences
Hi Everyone, Welcome to Voyage 9-10 which is from Newcastle to Brisbane. Over the next 4 months Young Endeavour will be completing her 2010 Northern Program were we will sail as far north as Cairns visiting, Newcastle, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Mackay, Airlie Beach and Townsville prior to returning to Sydney on the 25 September. At each port we will embark a new Youth Crew of between 24 and 27 young Australians who will spend 11 days with us sailing this magnificent Ship. The Staff Crew for this voyage are as follows:Captain ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ GavSail Master ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ AdamNavigator ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ DutchyBOATSO ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ KennyRed Watch Leader ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Penny assisted by JoelWhite Watch Leader ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Phil assisted by TugBlue watch Leader ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ SnoweyChef ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ ChadEngineer – JoshAdditional – Damien Today’s voyage began at Queens Wharf Newcastle with a warm welcome to the Youth Crew and a large gathering of family and friends who had come onboard to farewell the Ship. Despite a number of showers we managed to keep everyone dry and the formalities of our departure short. By 1545 our farewells were complete, so lines were cast off and the ship departed her berth and proceeded down the harbour to berth at Forgacs Shipyard. Normally we would go to anchor on our first night of the voyage but as Newcastle Harbour does not have a recognised anchorage for ships of our size I decided to utilize another berth instead. Once alongside all watches completed ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ice breaker’ activities followed by Ships tours. On completion of tours and dinner the Sail Master and I conducted our individual welcome briefs and then went straight into safety aloft and first night climbs. The time is now 2330 and I am happy to report that all of the Youth Crew have successfully achieved climbing to the topgallant yard (highest yard). The completion of this climb ends our training program for today and now means that a weary Youth Crew and Staff can now ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½turn in’ for a well deserved good night’s rest. Until Tomorrow, Take Care.Yours AyeCaptain Gav
Currently alongside at Forgacs Shipyard and experiencing strong SE winds with nil swell.