Latitude: 
37° 52' South
Longitude: 
139° 13' East
Conditions: 
Wind: South at 10 Kts, Temp:15c, Cloud:3/8.
1. Situation at 2100:

2. Overnight the watches were relatively quiet as the Youth Crew were
employed learning how to conduct rounds and other watch-on-deck
duties. Most of them were able to take a trick on the helm and
learned how to steer the ship by the wind. We made ground to the
Nor'West and sunrise found YOUNG ENDEAVOUR 50 miles offshore halfway
between Portland and Robe.

3. At morning brief Navigator Ian showed us the progress we had made
overnight and briefed us on the weather we can expect over the next
24 hours. Salty Sea Dog Phil continued his antics with a particularly
animated version of an everyday term that has nautical origins.
Engineer Mark reaped a huge harvest for his scran bag from gear he
found sculling in the cabins. Most of the Youth Crew (and some of the
Staff Crew) had their gear returned after paying the piper with a
song. After morning brief all hands turned to setting the square
sails before being piped to Happy Hour. Due to a large number of
green faces, morning tea was changed to afternoon tea and all hands
took advantage of the chance to catch up on some missing sleep.

4. After lunch, XO Dion gave a lecture on how the square sails are
set and clewed up. This was followed by the first round of rope
races. These are a set of practical questions designed to improve the
Youth Crew's knowledge of the ship's equipment and terminology and is
the only competitive activity between the watches. The aggregate
scores are not announced until the last night of the voyage. At 1700
a pod of 20 Dolphins took up formation on either bow, providing a
magnificant show for 15 minutes.

5. Overnight we will continue to shape a course for an anchorage off
of Robe, South Australia. The watch-on-deck will continue to develop
their skills, setting and furling the different sails and gaining
proficancy in line handling.

6. YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Fact File: The ship is a purpose built Brigantine
designed for youth development training. A Brigantine has a foremast
and a mainmast. Square sails are carried from the foremast and fore-
and-aft sails are carried from the mainmast and the stays. YOUNG
ENDEAVOUR can point as high as 60 degrees off the wind with only the
fore-and-aft sails set, and 90 degrees off the wind with the square
sails set.

7. YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Glossary: Standing Rigging- The rigging that
supports the masts and bowsprit and takes the sailing load. It is set
up when the ship is rigged and will retain its integrity for many
years if properly maintained. Running Rigging - The wire, rope and
chains, along with their blocks, shackles and purchases, used for
setting, furling and adjusting the sails.

8. Thought of the Day: Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein.


Yours, Aye

John Cowan
CMDR, RAN