Latitude: 
22° 35' South
Longitude: 
151° 11' East
Conditions: 
At sea under three sails motor-sailing. Wind: Sou'East at 25 kts, Sea State: 5, Temp: 21c, Cloud:6/8.
Situation at 20:00 -

Last night all hands endured a bouncy ride as we beat to windward against 25 knot head winds. The Spewometer was almost reading off the scale, but all hands persevered and kept their watches on deck.

At today's morning brief, Navigator Phil showed the progress we had made and briefed us on the expected weather conditions. The
Salty Sea Dog had a particularly nautical phrase to describe. \Son of a Gun\" made for lots of lau ghs. Engineer Rags made a respectable haul for his scran bag from gear he found sculling around the Ship. Most
of the Youth Crew were able to retrive their items from him.....for a price, naturally. Next it was time for cleaning stations. Several of the green faces onboard did not take too well to working below decks,
preferring to tough it out on the uppers in the fresh (albeit wet) air. Morning tea was the last activity of the forenoon. The Youth
Crew had the opportunity to make up for lost sleep, but the uncomfortable motion still persisted.

Lunch was reasonably well attended as most of the Youth Crew were starting to find their sea-legs. Thanks Polly for a great meal. At 13:00 all hands closed up at their tacking stations in order to alter course South towards Gladstone. The sea conditions were such that the planned activities for the upper deck had to be changed to
some fun activities below decks instead. XO Chooka coordinated a general quiz where all hands were divided into six teams, and
required to answer trivia questions announced over the Ship's piping system. This proved to be a lot of laughs and challenging as well.

Overnight the watches will complete the major team-building exercise of the voyage. This will see them complete relatively
complex tasks without assistance from the Staff Crew. They will need to use effective communication and cooperation if they hope to be successful. This will be a very valuable exercise where, hopefully,
they will learn a lot.

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Fact File: The Ship has a suite of thirteen sails to choose from. These range from the drifter, used in light
winds, to the storm jib and trysail, used during heavy weather. All sails are made from Dacron, a modern sailcloth, that is lighter and stronger than canvas.

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Glossary: Knot- The measurement of speed used at sea. One knot equals one nautical mile per hour. So named because in olden days the speed was calculated by the number of knots in the
line of the measuring instrument that would run out over the Ship's stern in a given time. Stopper - A short length of line, fixed to a strong point on the Ship, and used to temporairly take the weight of
a line (such as the jib sheet) so that it can be turned up on a cleat, pin or bollard.

Thought of the Day: When I call to mind my earliest impressions, I wonder whether the process ordinarily referred to as growing up is not actually a process of growing down; whether experience, so much touted amongst adults as the thing children lack, is not actually a progressive dilution of the essentials by the trivialities of living. Aldo Leopold



Yours, Aye

John Cowan
LCDR, RAN"