Latitude: 
37° 5' South
Longitude: 
149° 54' East
Conditions: 
LIGHT AND VARIABLE BREEZE
PAST 24 HOURS

BASS STRAIT REMAINED FAVOURABLE FOR THE ENTIRE PASSAGE WITH
CONDITIONS SUITABLE FOR SAILING UNDER ALL SQUARES, BOTH T'WEEN MAST STAYSAILS AND THE FISHERMAN. DURING THE AFTERNOON ALL YOUTH CREW ROTATED THROUGH THE BRIDGE DURING DEMONSTRATIONAL TACKS TO GAIN AN APPRECIATION OF THE MANOEUVRE. THE EVENING SUNSET PROVIDED AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO BE ALOFT IN NEAR PERFECT CONDITIONS. BLUE WATCH WERE CHALLENGED WITH REEFING THE TOPSAIL AND COMPLETED THE TASK IN A TIMELY MANNER. THE MOONRISE WAS SPECTACULAR WITH THE REFLECTION ON THE WAVES BEING UNDER SAIL PROVIDED AN INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT. THIS
MORNING SAFETY DRILLS WERE CONDUCTED JUST BEFORE ALL HANDS TURNED TO 'HAPPY HOUR' TO CLEAN THE SHIP. A FABULOUS EFFORT WITH YOUNG ENDEAVOUR LOOKING SHIP SHAPE IN TRUE BRISTOL FASHION. ALL WELL.

YOUTH CREW IMPRESSIONS

EDITH, CANBERRA. HELLO EVERYONE, THE TRIP IS FANTASTIC. A BIG
CHALLENGE, ESPECIALLY FACING THOSE FEARS WHEN YOU'RE REALLY TIRED. I'M SO GLAD I'M FINALLY DOING THIS.

HEATHER - WOLLONGONG. THE TRIP IS AWESOME, ONCE WE GOT OVER THE
SEASICKNESS. LEARNING HEAPS, THE CHART ROOM WITH THE NAVIGATION
EQUIPMENT IS HEAPS INTERESTING.

ELYSHA - CANBERRA. WE SURVIVED 15 METRE WAVES, THUNDER AND LIGHTNING AND A POWER FAILURE ON SHIP, COMING ACROSS THE BASS STRAIT...HEH HEH HEH. JUST KIDDING. EXCEPT FOR THE 2ND DAY, THE WEATHER HAS BEEN ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND HAS FAR EXCEEDED MY HOPES AND EXPECTATIONS.

YOURS AYE

BRENTON WITT
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR