Voyage name: 
V08/03
05 May - 15 May
Latitude: 
30° 10' South
Longitude: 
153° 20' East
Conditions: 
At sea under six sails. Wind: Nor' West at 12 knots, Temp:20c, Cloud:3/8.
Situation at 20:00-

All hands enjoyed a quiet night at anchor in Coffs Harbour. Normal sea watches were replaced by anchor watches of 1 hour 45
minutes. This gave the Youth Crew the opportunity to spend time with people from the other two watches.

Wakey Wakey was at 06:30 and before long Captain John was leading the Youth Crew in a power walk around the upperdeck. XO Chooka led them through several activities that got the blood circulating and worked up an appetite for breakfast. At morning
brief, Salty Sea Dog Loz drew back the veil of mystery on the origin of the saying\ Two-Six, heave\". Her description involved a Naval
battle, tropical fruit and Vikings. Engineer Stewy once again reaped only a small harvest for his scran bag, but was pleased to find a
communal item sculling that resulted one half of the Youth Crew having to pay the piper. Happy Hour today consisted of \"Knook and Crannie\" day, which kept all hands busy for an hour. At 10:00, all hands were ferried ashore to a local beach where they participated in a sports tabloid and enjoyed a picnic lunch. The competition was fast
and furious, but in the end the Staff Crew were prounced victorious....as always! The Youth Crew were able to spend some time
in the local shops, clearing the shelves of any and all lollies.

With all hands back onboard, YOUNG ENDEAVOUR sailed from anchor and cleared Coffs Harbour at 15:00. A gentle breeze from the Nor'West has allowed us to make progress towards our next intended anchorage. Once clear of the harbour, XO Chooka led the Youth Crew
through the second installment of Rope Races. The Whities have taken a two point lead over the Reddies and Bluies, but ample time remains in the voyage for any of the watches to be the champions.

As we make ground to the North, the Youth Crew will conduct a major team building exercise overnight. They will be required to
complete relatively complex tasks, on their own, using cooperation, tolerance and effective communication. This is a major step for them as they progress towards command day, and many valuable lessons will
likely be learned.

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Fact File: The Ship is manned by Officers and Sailors of the Royal Australian Navy, who are specially chosen for
their ability to work with and relate to young people. Nine personnel, out of a total of thirteen posted to the Ship, form the
Staff Crew for each voyage. They represent a cross section of Navy's people and will generally return to the Fleet when their posting to YOUNG ENDEAVOUR is completed.

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Glossary: Halyard- A rope or wire line, sometimes with a chain tackle, used for hoisting and lowering sails,
yards and flags. Capstan- A cyclindrical fitting located on the foc'sle and used for heavy lifting work, principally for weighing the anchors. YOUNG ENDEAVOUR has two Capstans that are powered by an electrical-hydraulic system.

Thought of the Day: A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a
building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyse a new problem, pitch manure, program a
computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
Specialization is for insects. Robert A. Heinlein.


Yours, Aye

John Cowan, RAN


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