Voyage name: 
V17/04
22 August - 30 August
Latitude: 
24°31's
Longitude: 
153°27'e
Conditions: 
LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS

PAST 24 HOURS

FABULOUS WEATHER, PERFECT CLEAR SKIES AND TRANQUIL BLUE OCEAN THOUGH LITTLE OR NO BREEZE AT ALL. YESTERDAY ALL WATCHES PROGRESSED EXCEPTIONALLY WELL WITH SAIL SETTING DRILLS. THE SHIP HEAVED TOO AND WENT TO SWIMMING STATIONS OFF BRIBIE ISLAND. FEELING REFRESHED YOUTH CREW SET SAIL AND GROUND WAS MADE NORTH VIA CALOUNDRA. ONCE CLEAR OF THE CHANNEL EVERYONE SETTLED INTO OVERNIGHT WATCHES FOCUSING ON ROUNDS, TRICKS ON THE HELM, CLIMBING ALOFT AND SAIL SETTING. AT SUNRISE THE FIRST OF MANY WHALE SIGHTINGS PROVIDED A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE TO ALL ON WATCH. AFTER MORNING BRIEF 'HANDS TO TACKING STATIONS' AND TWO LIGHT AIR TACKS WERE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED BEFORE CONDUCTING SWIMMING STATIONS OFF FRASER ISLAND.

YOUTH CREW IMPRESSIONS

LIZZIE, SYDNEY. SO FAR THE VOYAGE HAS BEEN PRETTY MUCH WHAT I
EXPECTED, AND THAT WAS TO FIND OUT WHAT STUFF I WAS MADE OF. iTS BEEN EXCELLENT FOOD, WEATHER AND COMPANY

HANNAH, ATHERTON. ITS BEEN GREAT, MUCH BETTER THAN I EXPECTED. THE PEOPLE ARE GREAT, THE FOOD IS AWESOME AND THE TRAVEL IS WONDERFUL. THERE IS HEAPS TO LEARN AND NOTHING BEATS THE WILDLIFE OF WHALES. :)

MARTIN, SYDNEY. ABSOLUTELY AWSOME EXPERIENCE. WOULD HAVE
NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD BE SITTING COMFORTABLY ON A ROPE AT 30 METRES. I'VE LEARNT TO ACT QUICKLY AND RESPONSIBLY, BE DEPENDABLE, AND HAVE HIGH CONFIDENCE IN MY ACTIONS. I'M ALSO SURE I'LL BE SEEING SOME NEW FRIENDS DOWN THE WAY. NO REGRETS.

YOURS AYE

BRENTON WITT
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR