Latitude: 
38° 24' South
Longitude: 
144° 26' East
Conditions: 
not much wind
PAST 24 HOURS

After consolidating all of the sail handling, setting and furling all
the fore-and-aft sails numerous times, it was time for a number of
tacks. This was to ensure that our team would have a good grasp on
what was required of them when we were clear of the protection of
Port Phillip Bay and out to sea. We did a number of tacks,
manoeuvering the ship back and forth to ensure we could deal with
any situation that came our way.

After a good days work it was time to head into Mornington for those
who were struggling to find their sea legs to get a little respite.
Once ashore it was into a sports afternoon where some classical Young
Endeavour games were held. The Staff were as always very competitive
in all disciplines.

After a great afternoon ashore it was then time to return on board
for a fantastic BBQ and the world famous three way talks. This is
where each of members is asked to put themselves in someone elses
shoes and give their life story. As always it was well done, very
entertaining and lots of interesting truths and untruths came out.
After a magnificent evening it was into anchor watches overnight.

It was an early start this morning and with the the weather being
quite changable the only consistent thing over the last 24 hours is,
when we needed wind for some quality sailing . . . there was none.
So we headed out of Port Phillip bay with light and variable winds
and very slight seas. Departing the RIP out of the Bay was a great
deal of fun and we are eagerly awaiting some favourable winds.

NAUTICAL TERM OF THE DAY
LEECH: The after side or lee edge of a fore-and-aft sail and the
outer edges of a square sail.

YOURS AYE

DION CURTIS
LIEUTENANT, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR