Voyage name: 
V16/04
15 August - 19 August
Latitude: 
26°41's
Longitude: 
153°8'e
Conditions: 
SLIGHT SE'LY BREEZE

PAST 24 HOURS

FABULOUS SAILING CONDITIONS WITH ALL FORE AND AFT SAILS SET.
THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON YOUTH CREW CONTINUED SAIL HANDLING
AND SETTING DRILLS. AS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR CLEARED THE NORTH WEST
CHANNEL ALL WATCHES PREPARED TO TACK SHIP. TO EVERYONES CREDIT THE TACK WENT SMOOTHLY AND ON COMPLETION A COURSE WAS LAIDED TO THE NE TO ALLOW FOR CONSOLIDATION OVERNIGHT. AS THE SEA BREEZE FRESHENED A FEW YOUTH CREW BEGAN TO FELL THE EFFECTS OF THIS MOVEMENT. FELLOW SHIPMATES PROVIDED SUPPORT AND CARE TO ASSIST THOSE NOT FEELING THE BEST. WHITE WATCH LAIDED ALOFT DURING THE MORNING WATCH, CAST LOOSE GASKETS AND SET THE TOPSAIL. AT SUNRISE A WHALE WAS SIGHTED WHICH PROVIDED AN ENORMOUS INTEREST ON DECK. EVERYONE PARTICIPATED IN ROPE
RACES WHICH IS AN INTERWATCH COMPETITION DESIGNED TO IMPROVE SHIP KNOWLEDGE AND TEAM DEVELOPMENT. SEA SICKNESS EASING WITH SPIRITS REMAINING HIGH.

YOUTH CREW IMPRESSIONS

KATHRYN - GOLD COAST QLD- 18- ONE OF THE BEST EXPERIENCES I HAVE HAD IN MY LIFE I WOULD LOVE TO DO IT AGAIN IN ROUGHER WEATHER.

NATHAN - BRISBANE QLD. LEAVING BEHIND ALL THE STRESSES OF NORMAL LIFE AND TAKING ON NEW AND EXCITING CHALLENGES MAKES THIS AN OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME.

CHRIS - CANBERRA. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE FEW EXPERIENCES IN MY LIFE
THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET, I HAVE LEAREND MORE ABOUT LIFE IN THESE
PAST FEW DAYS THAN I HAVE ALL YEAR. IT HAS BEEN FANTASTIC SO FAR AND THERES STILL MORE TO COME...

TARA - BRISBANE, QLD. I AM HAVING A FANTASTIC TIME AND HAVE DEVELOPED CONFIDENCE IN AREAS THAT I DIDN'T THINK OTHERWISE EXISTED. THE YOUTH CREW IS AWESOME AND IS MAKING THE EXPERIENCE UNFORGETTABLE. A LITTLE COLD BUT HAVEN'T BEEN SEASICK YET AND EVERYTHING IS GOING GREAT GUNS

YOURS AYE

BRENTON WITT
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR