HMB Endeavour went to sea for the day for the first time in, well, ages. In addition to the 16 professional crew, we carried 18 museum staff and volunteers.
The aims for the day were:
It was perfect weather — not too hot, and a nice southerly breeze to drive us.
Motoring down the harbour was very pleasant, but easily outdone once we set some sails and cut the engines as we passed through the Heads. When underway under sail Endeavour really comes to life!
— Bill Ellemor, steward Sydney to Hobart.