Voyage name: 
V14/05
29 August - 08 September
Latitude: 
33°51's
Longitude: 
151°14'e
Conditions: 
BEAUTIFUL

PAST 24 HOURS

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR DEPARTED WOOLLOOMOOLOO YESTERDAY WITH MANY FAMILY AND FRIENDS BIDDING FAREWELL. THE WINDY CONDITIONS PROVIDED ALL YOUTH CREW WITH A REAL SENSE OF ADVENTURE. THE SHIP ANCHORED OFF ATHOL BAY AS THE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM STARTED WITH ICE BREAKERS, SHIP TOURS ALL BEFORE DINNER. AFTER SUNSET THE CLIMBING ALOFT SAFETY BRIEF WAS GIVEN BEFORE ALL YOUTH CREW LAYED ALOFT TO THE LOWER TOP. A FABULOUS ACHIEVEMENT IN THE WINDY CONDITIONS. OVERNIGHT ALL WATCHES CLOSED UP AND REFINED THEIR NEWLY AQUIRED SKILLS AND PROGRESSED FURTHER ALOFT TO THE TOPGALLANT YARD. ON DECK EVERYONE WAS INTRODUCED TO THE VARIOUS KNOTS AND BENDS REQUIRED FOR SAIL HANDLING. AN EARLY START THIS MORNING WITH EVERYONE JOGGING AROUND THE DECK BEFORE BREAKFAST. AT COLOURS, AT 0800 THE WHITE ENSIGN AND THE
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL FLAGS WERE HOISTED AS THE NATINAL ANTHEM WAS SUNG. A WONDERFUL MOMENT. ALL WELL.


YOURS AYE

BRENTON WITT
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR