33° 32' South
151° 27' East

2200 at sea - Weather showers, Swell S 2.0m, Wind W 28 knots, Temperature 12.5 degrees, Barometer 1010 hpa

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 brisk and invigorating Sydney morning accompanied by a cheerful tune from Sail Master Matt. After breakfast all hands mustered for the morning brief detailing the days activities and words of wisdom from various staff members, followed by cleaning stations (this activity is known as the ships Happy Hour with its own special song).

Next Captain Safety alias Red 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 our overnight anchorage mid morning. 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 motor sailed around scenic Port Jackson.

By the early afternoon the Youth Crew had set and furled the majority of sails. It was then time for a quick break and what an opportunity to celebrate Youth Crew member Oliver’s birthday with a delicious home baked chocolate cake prior to the ship exiting through Sydney Heads and into the Tasman Sea. Once clear of the heads the ship was called to tacking stations with a fresh 28 knot westerly and two metre swell providing some challenging conditions which was overcome with teamwork and enthusiasm. This evolution concluded the formal activities for the day just as the rain squalls closed in.

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).

Young Endeavour is currently sailing along handsomely at five knots under fore and aft sails, making ground to the north on a beam reach port 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.

Yours Aye

Captain Damien