Latitude: 
34° 15' South
Longitude: 
151° 23' East
Conditions: 
At sea under five sails. Wind Sou' East at 25 kts, Temp: 22c, Cloud Cover:8/8
Situation at 20:00-

Last night the Ship made ground to the North while wearing ship so as to remain upwind of Sydney Heads. This saw the Youth Crew
busy sailhandling both on deck and aloft throughout the night. The wind remained steady and the seas gradually built up, which resulted in several more green faces making an appearance.


Salty Sea Dog Luke was talking up a storm at today's morning brief. He enlightened us on the truth behind three everyday pharses,
explaining their somewhat far fetched nautical origins. Engineer Stewy made an impressive haul with his scran bag. He was able to reunite articles of clothing found sculking with their very thankful
owners. Happy Hour followed and all hands turned to with a will, making the below decks areas spic and span. At morning tea Kaz was treated to a birthday cake complete with 22 candles.


The rest of the forenoon was turned over to Navigator Aaron. He described his 'Black Art' to the Youth Crrew, filling their heads
with the mysteries of latitude and longitude, nautical miles and compass bearings. There was a noticeable shortage of customers at lunch. The good conditions of yesterday seems to have lulled some of
the Youth Crew into a false sense of security, but the reality of sea
sickness has afflicted the usual proportion of them. The afternoon offered a chance for the Youth Crew to rest up for the busy days
ahead. The only scheduled activity was the first round of rope races, after which the two watches not closed up were able to get their heads down.


Overnight we will tack back and forth as we remain upwind of Sydney. Tomorrow we will enter Sydney and take care of an engineering
defect prior to going to anchor. If past experience is anything to go on, the Youth Crew will find their sea legs tomorrow and achieve another milestone in their voyage.


YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Fact File: The Ship's keel was officially laid down on 03 September 1986. This was the result of an earlier
decision taken by the British-Australia Bicentennial Committee that a
tallship dedicated to youth development would be a perfect gift from the people of the United Kingdom to the people of Australia. Such a gift would acknowledge the historic influence of British Ships in the
European settling of Australia, as well as providing a maritime influence for future generations of Australians.


YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Glossary: Tacks- Lines secured to the Clew of the Course (the lowest square sail) which lead forward and are used to thighten the weather leach of the sail when sailing close hauled.
Stoppers- Short lengths of line used to temporairly take the weight of a sheet, halyard or other line while it is being turned up on a cleat, pin or bollard.


Thought of the Day: Life yields only to the conqueror. Never accept what can be gained by giving in. You will be living off stolen
goods, and your muscles will atrophy. Dag Hammarskjold.


Yours, Aye

John Cowan
LCDR, RAN