Course: 3° @ 0.0 knots
18°C at 3m above sea level
Hello friends and families,
Hello steady-footed land dwellers,
The night of under Youth Crew Command kept everyone busy and working hard to achieve safe passage from anchorage in Mooloolaba to Moreton Bay. The night included varying winds which lead to many setting and furling of sails for the watches. The steering changes required to make it into Moreton Bay to continue on-course lead to two tacks during the night for the persevering Youth Crew.
All sails were furled in by 0620 and the engines were on, as the wind was right on our bow. In such a narrow safe-route through Moreton Bay, it was unable to be sailed through due to this wind.
Wakey wakey at 0700 was a highlight of the morning for all. This was followed by a beautiful spread put on by our comprehensive Cheffies: Kara, Raima and Emily, thank you Ladies.
The morning brief at 0755 was filled with entertainment by our Youthie Sail Master Lachlan, Navigator Tanya, Watch Officer Hugo and Watch Leaders Will and Jack. We even all managed to make Allan laugh, completing a set task for Command Day.
The usual morning routine continued and Happy Hour was had without Staffies to provide their entertaining music. The Youthies completed this task satisfactorily and in the absence of entertainment, we began to sing on our own as we worked.
Following this was all watches at midships for the final hour of Command Day to delegate those remaining tasks to the watches. A chalk mural entailing details of our journey was completed by Nanna Watch and knot tying and bell and compass brasso-ing was completed by Bay Watch.
At 1000 the end of Command Day had come and I handed back captaincy to Captain Mike. We had achieved all but a couple of the twenty three tasks given to us for the duration of Command Day and all the crews could agree they had a fun and safe day under Youth Command.
It was a worthwhile journey for all the Youthies to realise their physical and mental capabilities as driven by the fatigue and organisation imparted upon them during Command Day.
It was a wonderful opportunity that enabled us to utilise all the navigation, sail theory, rules of the road, meteorology and sailing the Young Endeavour information that we had learnt from the diligent Staffies during our voyage. Without the Staff Crew’s guidance and the Youth Crew’s hard work we wouldn’t have been able to complete such a demanding and rewarding task of controlling Australia’s Sailing Training Ship, Young Endeavour.
Youth Captain Melanie
Ahoy there Shipmates,
As Youth Captain Melanie detailed, the Command day for the Youth Crew was an incredible journey, a day filled with individual and team discovery, challenges, rewards, lessons, friendships and beauty.
This morning we anchored the Ship at Tangalooma, on the western side of Moreton Island. I took control of the Ship back from Capt Melanie, we then encouraged the Youthies to take much-needed 90 power nap before another Chef Cinnamon lunch extravaganza!
We then allowed the crew to go ashore for a relaxing few hours in the sun on the beach. On return we had fabulous Cinnamon dinner and then launched into the Command Day debriefs to make sure we captured all the lessons people had learnt from the experience.