Latitude: 
17° 10' South
Longitude: 
153° 22' East
Conditions: 
WINDS GUSTING TO MORE THAN 35 KNOTS
PAST 24 HOURS

COMMAND DAY VOYAGE.

COMMAND OF THE YOUNG ENDEAVOUR WAS HANDED OVER TO THE YOUTH CREW COMMAND TEAM AT 1430 ON MON 30TH MAY. BY AROUND 1500 WE WERE READY AND WE SAILED FROM ANCHOR FROM MOOLOOLABA. WE HEADED OUT TO SEA AND TRAVELLED TO AROUND 14 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE COAST.

AFTER SEVERAL DAYS SMOOTH SAILING, TONIGHT WAS GOING TO PROVE TO BE A DIFFERENT STORY. THE SUN SET AND WE HEADED OUT TO SEA WE WERE ROLLING AROUND IN WINDS GUSTING TO MORE THAN 35 KNOTS. WE WOKE EVERYONE UP FROM MUCH NEEDED SLEEP TO TACK THE SHIP THREE TIMES DURING THE NIGHT, WHICH WE BECAME MUCH MORE ACCUSTOMED TO AS TIME WENT ON.

AS WE TRAVELLED SOUTH WE PASSED THROUGH ALL THE CRUCIAL WAYPOINTS SELECTED BY THE STAFF AND ARRIVED AT THE FINAL DESTINATION - BRISBANES SHIPPING CHANNELS - WITHIN 5 MINUTES OF THE ALLOCATED TIME. A TOP EFFORT FROM ALL THE CREW.

DURING THE 24 HOURS THE YOUTH CREW WAS IN COMMAND, WE ALSO COMPLETED SEVERAL ADDITIONAL CHALLENGES. THESE INCLUDED BUILDING A ROPE HAMMOCK ACROSS THE SHIP WHICH HELD 31 PEOPLE. ALSO, WE DROPPED EGGS FROM THE TOP OF THE COURSE YARD TO THE
DECK WHERE THEY ARRIVED UNBROKEN. THE SUCCESS WITH WHICH COMMAND DAY WAS RUN WAS DUE TO THE COOPERATION, TEAMWORK AND TRUST BETWEEN THE ENTIRE CREW. ALL IN ALL, A GREAT DAY IN SOME INTERESTING WEATHER...SMILES ALL ROUND.

YOUTH CREW

RED WATCH -
JAMIE,
JAMES,
EM (NAVIGATOR),
LIZ (CHALLENGE COORDINATOR),
ALISON,
TIM (OFFICER OF THE WATCH),
JARED(CAPTAIN)
TRISTAN (WATCH LEADER)

BLUE WATCH -
ANDY(EXECUTIVE OFFICER),
DAVID,
EMMA,
CHONTELLE(CHEF),
LAURA (CHALLENGES COORDINATOR),
GARETH,
DREW (OFFICER OF THE WATCH),
TARNI (WATCH LEADER)

WHITE WATCH -
RACHAEL (WATCH LEADER),
RICHIE(NANA AND CHEF),
MARIJA (CHEF),
BEK(OFFICER OF THE WATCH),
TOM(CHALLENGES COORD),
HAYDEN,
KATE,
JOHN

SUPERS -
GREIG,
ANDREA
NICK

SIGNING OFF YOUTH CREW CAPTAIN JARED.

AN ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS COMMAND DAY.

YOURS AYE

BRENTON WITT
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR