Overnight the ship motorsailed along the NSW southern coast passing Ulladulla, Bega and Merimbula. Command Day is only a few hours away now and the YC are vying for positions.
After a series of successful Bear Exercises overnight, the ship entered Jervis Bay after two nights at sea. The 'Pool' was opened and everyone cooled off in the beautifully clear waters.
This is our second day at sea and the YC are loving it. They are a very harmonious group, getting on really well and are sharing some great times together.
Another wet day greeted us, but it was just kidding - it turned out to be a real corker and the Youth Crew really enjoyed a few hours ashore at the beach and visiting the Navy Base, HMAS CRESWELL for
We had a good passage down to JB overnight and the YC successfully carried out several tacks in different positions than they are used to.
Well we finally left Sydney - 'hooray' was the collective cry, followed later in the afternoon with some cries of a different kind as some very green faces appeared.
Overnight weather conditions deteriorated and by this morning a 35 knot easterly wind blew driving rain at us for most of the day. Conditions on deck were, and still are, quite unpleasant.
Young Endeavour is back. After a very successful maintenance period, the ship is up and running again, looking spic and span and has got that new car smell.
For our final day the weather started off foggy and cold. All the Youth Crew were rugged up in wet weather gear and laid aloft to man the yards for the arrival home.
The Command Day finished at 0800 this morning when Tom Strong, Nigel Thembrow and David Boon guided the ship through Sydney Heads and to anchor in Rose Bay.