Latitude: 
23° 54' South
Longitude: 
152° 24' East
Conditions: 
BEAUTIFUL CONDITIONS
PAST 24 HOURS

SAILING UNDER ALL FORE AND AFT SAILS MAKING GROUND TOWARDS THE
CAPRICORN BUNKER GROUP. MID AFTERNOON YOUTH CREW HAD LAYED ALOFT AND CASTED LOOSE GASKETS ON ALL THE UPPER SQUARES. THE TOP GALLANT AND TOPSAIL WERE SET AND YOUNG ENDEAVOUR WAS UNDER ALL PLAIN SAIL.

'WHALES AHOY' WAS THE CALL AND THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON MANY WHALES WERE OBSERVED. AS THE PREVAILING WIND VEERED THE SQUARES WERE HANDED IN AND THE SHIP MOTOR SAILED CLOSE HAULED. OVERNIGHT ALL WATCHES TRIMMED, SET AND FURLED SAILS AND ONE WATCH DRAW ALL SAILS OVER TO THE OTHER TACK AND BRACED THE YARDS, QUITE AN ACCOMPLISHMENT. THIS MORNING ROPE RACES CERTAINLY FIRED BLUE WATCH AS THE COMPETITION IS RED HOT. THE FIRST OF THE SAIL THEORY PRESENTED ALL YOUTH CREW WITH A
FEW CHALLENGES. ALL WELL AND CERTAINLY ENJOYING THE WONDERFUL
DELIGHTS FROM THE GALLEY.

YOUTH CREW IMPRESSIONS

JESSE, SHEPPARTON VIC. TODAY I AM GOING TO A ISLAND AND GOING
SWIMMING FOR A FEW HOURS. I'VE ENJOYED THE FOOD AND CLIMBING ALOFT AS WELL AS GETTING TO KNOW EVERYONE. I WOULD LIKE TO GO FISHING, IT'S A NICE DAY TODAY.

STEVE, MELBOURNE VIC. SO FAR IT'S BEEN GREAT LEARNING ABOUT THE SHIP AND GETTING TO KNOW ALL THE CREW. ITS NICE AND HOT HERE AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING FOR A SWIM. CLIMBING ALOFT IS THE BEST PART OF WORKING ON THE SHIP. SLEEP DEPRAVATION IS THE WAY TO GO ONBOARD. FROM STEVO

JOEL, WAGGA NSW. AFTER THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF FEELING SEA SICK THE
TRIP HAS BEEN WICKED. CLIMBING 30M MASTS AND SEEING DOLPHINS SWIMMING ALONG SIDE THE BOAT HAS BEEN AWESOME. THE STAFF AND CREW HAVE BEEN LOADS OF FUN WITH MANY LAUGHS GOING ROUND. LOOKING FORWARD TO THE REST OF THE TRIP.

CAITLIN WODONGA VIC. IT'S BEEN A GREAT EXPERIENCE AND LOADS OF FUN WITH HEAPS OF LAUGHS, MEETING GREAT NEW PEOPLE. LEARNING HEAPS ABOUT SAILING AND NEVER REALLY GETTING REST IS A NEW EXPERIENCE BUT WICKED AS. GOTTA GO NOW, GOING SNOKLING, HAVE FUN IN THE COLD. LUV CAT.


YOURS AYE

BRENTON WITT
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR