Ahoy there everyone,
Welcome to day seven, after a challenging night at sea in rolling conditions, the morning commenced at 0700 with another rousing tune this time from Sail Master Kim which heralded in the commencement of Captain’s Sail Setting and Furling assessment as the ship closed Broken Bay. I graded each watch in their ability to safely set and furl sails without their staff Watch Leaders to ensure that they were ready to control the ship when they assume command at 1300 on Tuesday for 24 hours. It was with great satisfaction that each watch successfully achieved the required standard.
The ship motored into Broken Bay, along Cowan Creek and anchored adjacent Cottage Point. After lunch the crew were transferred ashore in the sea boat to the Cottage Point café for a short break and a touch of civilisation. On return to the ship the next round of rope races was conducted followed by another teak deck BBQ this time prepared by Watch Leader JB. During this period the Youth Crew elected their command team in preparation for Command Day when they will assume command of the ship for 24 hours commencing at 1300, 24 January 2012 under Youth Captain Mils.
With dinner consumed, a special movie was screened, depicting a young man who sailed around Cape Horn in 1929 on one of the last tall ship cargo vessels. Many similarities and comparisons could be drawn 80 years later with our own band of young adventurers.
After another very busy day, the Youth Crew have settled down for the night, to achieve a good night’s rest and respite in anticipation for tomorrow’s commencement of Command Day. Our last seven days at sea have seen significant developments in the overall journey of our young adventurers. They have progressed enormously both individually and collectively as the voyage continues to gain momentum. Command Day approaches with great anticipation for all. The intention is remain at anchor prior to weighing the following afternoon for the adventure and challenge that is Young Endeavour.