Currently we are at anchor in Snug Bay enjoying light NW winds with nil swell and the current temperature is 16 degrees.
Happy New Year!! Welcome to Young Endeavours first voyage for 2018. I’m back as the Relief Captain for this voyage so that Captain Mike can take a well deserved break and as always am extremely excited about being back on the ship. This voyage will see us sail from Hobart to Melbourne via the East Coast of Tasmania which is just short of 500nm. Along the way we will get to explore some of the spectacular coastline along Tasmania’s picturesque East Coast before crossing the infamous Bass Strait. We have put together another great Staff Crew for this voyage who I know will take great care of our new Youth Crew ensuring that they all have an amazing experience.
The Young Endeavour Staff Crew for this voyage are as follows:
Captain – Gav
Sail Master – Guv
Navigator – James
BOATSO – Jordo
Red Watch Leader – Megan
White Watch Leader – Jimmy
Blue Watch Leader – Adam
Chef – Keely
Engineer - Brett
Assistant Watch Leader Karly
The voyage commenced at 1500 today when the new Youth Crew joined Young Endeavour berthed starboard side to Hobart’s Macquarie No 1 Wharf. Once gear had been stowed and family and friends had been given a tour of the ship I gave my welcome address then on completion said our farewell’s to our guests. At 1545 lines were cast off and we safely departed our berth then commenced the 14nm passage down the Derwent River and into the D’Entrecasteaux Channel. During this passage we completed a safety brief, some ‘ice breaker’ activities and ships tours before coming safely to anchor in the picturesque Snug Bay at 1730.
Dinner followed with Chef Keely producing the first of what I am sure will be many great meals throughout this voyage. Once we had cleaned up from dinner we all gathered at midships where we conducted Captains and Sail Master chats. During these chats we discuss our expectations and give the Youth Crew a rundown of what they can expect during the next eleven days of the voyage.
With these chats complete Guv the Sail Master gave his harness and climbing brief and has now handed the Youth Crew back to their Watch Leaders for deck safety and completion of Full Value Contracts. These activities should continue until 2200 when we will have completed all of our scheduled first day activities.
It has been a good start to the voyage and I am pleased how well the Youth Crew have already settled into their new environment.
Tomorrow will be another busy day with the possibility of an early morning swim before undertaking first climbs of Young Endeavours foremast.
Until tomorrow, take care.