Ahoy there everyone,
Welcome to Young Endeavour's tenth voyage for 2011. Our journey commences in Brisbane and will conclude in Sydney. We have a magnificent tall ship, forecast wind for our sails and the east coast to explore. The potential is limitless and sense of adventure is infectious.
To facilitate our adventure under sail, it is an honour to introduce the nine Staff Crew that will guide and shape our voyage during the next 11days:
Sail Master Matt
Watch Officer Tug
Red Watch Leader Kristy-Lee
White Watch Leader Carly
Blue Watch Leader Guv
Voyage 10/11 officially commenced at 1500 today when 28 Youth Crew (16 females and 12 males) from across Australia embarked in Young Endeavour berthed at Bulimba, Brisbane. Once all possessions had been stowed, all hands were mustered on deck for a welcome address, staff introductions were conducted before friends and family were emotionally farewelled.
The Youth Crew under the direction of their watch leaders, conducted ship familiarisation and a number of introduction activities to integrate the members of each watch. Once completed the first of many very tasty meals crafted by master chef Squizz was consumed. After dinner, voyage expectations, requirements and safety aspects for the next 11 days onboard were discussed. Then without further ado, some nerves, a few jelly like legs, a great deal of courage and a lot of determination every single member of our new crew proceeded aloft onto the foremast for their first night climb. The surrounding view from the topgallant yard was inspiring.
I am very pleased to report that all of the Youth Crew performed extremely well on their first day and I am from the outset impressed with both their individual efforts and team attitude. After having a celebratory hot chocolate followed by a 90 second shower, each has now turned in for a well deserved first night sleep in Young Endeavour.
Tomorrow morning we will awake at 0630, before departing Bulimba in the forenoon crossing Moreton Bay and entering the Pacific Ocean before shaping a course south.
Until tomorrow evening, take care.