Voyage name: 
V17/04
22 August - 30 August
Latitude: 
27°9's
Longitude: 
153°21'e
Conditions: 
WINDS LIGHT AND VARIABLE

PAST 24 HOURS

TWENTY FOUR YOUNG AUSTRALIANS JOINED AT DOCKSIDE FOR THEIR ADVENTURE UNDER SAIL ON STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR. AS YOUTH CREW LINED THE SHIP'S SIDE ALL BID FAREWELL TO FAMILIES AND FRIENDS ASHORE. THE SHIP REMAINED ALONGSIDE OVERNIGHT AND THE TRAINING PROGRAM STARTED IN EARNEST. INTRODUCTORY SHIP TOURS, ICE BREAKERS, SAFETY BRIEF ALL BEFORE DINNER. AFTER SUNSET ALL YOUTH CREW CLIMBED ALOFT TO THE LOWER TOP AND OVERNIGHT IN WATCHES ALL PROGRESSED FURTHER ALOFT AND IN SOME CASE TO THE UPPER YARD, THE TOPGALLANT, A FABULOUS OUTCOME. AT 0630 THIS MORNING EVERYONE WENT FOR A TEAK DECK JOG BEFORE MORNING ACTIVITIES AND BREAKFAST. AS THE AUSTRALIAN WHITE ENSIGN AND AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL FLAG WERE RAISED EVERYONE SANG THE NATIONAL
ANTHEM. SOON AFTER YOUNG ENDEAVOUR DEPARTED BRISBANE AND PROCEEDED DOWN STREAM. ON DECK ALL YOUTH CREW WERE ATTENDING MORNING BRIEF FOLLOWED SOON AFTER WITH 'HAPPY HOUR' DISGUISED CLEANING STATIONS AND DECK SAFETY. ALL WELL.

YOURS AYE

BRENTON WITT
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR