Latitude: 
28° 18' South
Longitude: 
153° 47' East
Conditions: 
STRONG S'LY BREEZE
PAST 24 HOURS

MORETON BAY PROVIDED ALL YOUTH CREW WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO VIEW FIRST HAND MORETON ISLAND AND THE FAMOUS GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS. ON DECK ALL HANDS WERE TACKLING LINE AND SAIL SETTING DRILLS. BY MID AFTERNOON ALL WATCHES HAD SET STAYSAILS AND THE MAIN SAIL. JUST PRIOR TO SUNSET THE SHIP WENT TO TACKING STATIONS AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED TWO TACKS BEFORE SETTLING INTO OVERNIGHT WATCH KEEPING.

MOST WATCHES HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO HANDLE SAIL SOME EVEN CLIMBED ALOFT AND OTHERS CONDUCTED ROUNDS AND KEPT TRICKS ON THE HELM. A FEW FEELING THE EFFECTS OF THE SHIPS MOTION AND FELLOW SHIPMATES ARE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON THEM. ALL THE BEST.

YOUTH CREW IMPRESSIONS

TOM, BRISBANE. SO FAR IT'S BEEN A TOUGH TRIP REQUIRING MUCH WORK ON THE SAILS FROM THE CREW AND STAFF. ALTHOUGH WE ARE STILL ADJUSTING TO THE FEEL OF THE BOAT THE ENTIRE YOUTH CREW ARE HAVING A GREAT TIME AND ENJOYING THIS ONCE IN A LIFE TIME EXPERIENCE.

NATALIE, HOBART. WE'RE HAVING AN AWESOME TIME. STILL ADJUSTING TO THE FEEL OF THE SEA BUT MOST OF US ARE STARTING TO FEEL A BIT BETTER NOW. THERE'S LOTS TO LEARN AND WE'RE STARTING TO GET THE HANG OF IT.LOOKING FORWARD TO LEARNING HEAPS MORE.

BETH, NEWCASTLE. I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THAT YESTERDAY WAS ONE OF THE MOST CHALLENGING DAYS OF MY LIFE, BATTLEING SEASICKNESS, SLEEP
DEPRIVATION AND CONQUERING MY FEAR OF HEIGHTS AND I COULDN'T HAVE
GOTTEN THROUGH IT WITHOUT THE ONGOING ENCOURAGEMENT OF MY FELLOW CREW AND STAFF...THIS IS A PRETTY SPECIAL PLACE TO BE AND I FEEL SO PRIVILAGED TO SHARE IT WITH SPECIAL PEOPLE.

BETH, SYDNEY. THE SUN AND WIND ARE UP AND THE VIEW IS BREATHTAKING. DESPITE ALL THE HARD MOMENTS WHERE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU CAN'T PULL ANY HARDER OR YOUR STOMACH IS JUMPING TO THE RYTHEM OF THE WAVES THERE IS NOTHING MORE SATISFYING THAN KNOWING THAT AS A TEAM YOU MANAGED TO TACK THE SHIP.

YOURS AYE

BRENTON WITT
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR