Latitude: 
33° 52' South
Longitude: 
151° 13'
Conditions: 
Alongside Fleet Base 3 - Garden Island Naval Base, Sydney.
Hello shipmates

Recently we had to cancel two Voyages - V17/01 & V18/01. The reason for this was that we are serious about safety on board Young Endeavour. During the maintenance period we have been monitoring issues regarding safety of youth crew at sea, and unfortunately we were not convinced that the issues had been totally resolved. However we are confident that we will conduct our first Voyage for 2002 in January as planned.

We are disappointed not to be back out there sailing before XMAS but on the up side we have also used this time to make the ship look pristine at Garden Island in Sydney. We've also had a few crew changeovers and by January we will have farewelled the old salts Donny, Matt, Sal, Damo and Pauly.

For all the Youth Crew who are scheduled for Voyages next year, we look forward to seeing you onboard real soon. To all ex-Youth Crew and Returnees please feel welcome to come and see us when we drop into your port.

Until then, may you learn from all your challenges and Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Yours aye

Andrew Davis