Ahoy there everyone,
Welcome to day two of the voyage. Following a well deserved and much needed good night’s rest the Youth Crew awoke at 0645 to a stunning Cairns sunrise. After breakfast all hands mustered for the voyages inaugural morning brief detailing the day’s activities and words of wisdom from various staff members,
The remainder of the forenoon consisted of ‘happy hour’, cleaning the ship followed by Captain Safety alias Watch Officer Guv, presented a very comprehensive safety equipment presentation and demonstration ensuring the no matter what the situation the Youth Crew should find themselves in, that they would have the knowledge to overcome any adversity at sea.
After lunch the ship weighed anchor and exited Trinity Inlet farewelling Cairns and entering the Inner Great Barrier Reef. Under the guidance of their watch leaders, the Youth Crew spent the remainder of the day conducting line handling and deck safety, gaining the foundation skills required to work the sails safely during their adventure at sea as the ship made ground to the south against the prevailing 25 knot south east trade winds and one metre swell whilst providing good sailing conditions challenged numerous members of the crew with adjusting to the equilibrium of a rolling ship.
After a magnificent dinner from Chef Luke, the crew are now settling into their first four hour night watches, learning to helm the ship, adjust the sail plan and conduct engineering rounds (checks of the engine room compartment) ensuring the safety and integrity of the ship overnight.
Young Endeavour is currently motor sailing along handsomely at five knots beating our way south with the intention of continuing our passage at sea for the for the ship’s first scheduled anchorage.
Until tomorrow evening, take care.