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 0630 to a stunning Brisbane morning accompanied by a cheerful tune from Sail Master Joel. After breakfast all hands mustered for the morning brief detailing the days activities and words of wisdom from various staff members, this was followed by cleaning stations (this activity is known as the ships Happy Hour with its own special song).
Next Captain Safety alias White Watch Leader 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.
The ship departed Bulimba Barracks wharf at 1020 and motor sailed down the Brisbane River. With the Youth Crew under the guidance of their watch leaders, they 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 continued across Moreton Bay.
By the early afternoon the weather had closed in with an overcast sky and light showers. The Youth Crew had set and furled the majority of sails so the ship was called to tacking stations which concluded the formal activities for the day as the ship exited Moreton Bay into the Pacific Ocean under all plain sail and shaped a course to the north.
The Youth Crew having just completed a magnificent dinner from Chef Adrian, are now settling into their first night watches learning to helm the ship, adjust the sail plan and conduct engineering rounds (checks of the engine room compartment). The one metre swell is challenging various members of the Youth Crew with their equilibrium as they adjust to the motion of the ship.
Young Endeavour is currently motor sailing along handsomely at seven knots under fore and aft sails, making ground to the north on a beam reach starboard tack, looking as majestic and magnificent as only this ship can, with the intention of continuing our passage overnight at sea underway.
Until tomorrow evening, take care.