Latitude: 
19° 6' South
Longitude: 
146° 51' East
Conditions: 
At anchor in Horseshoe Bay in position 19 06S, 146 51E. Wind: Light Airs, Temp:26c, Cloud: 1/8.
Situation at 20:00:

Last night the watches concentrated on learning how to steer the Ship, as well as some more setting and furling drills. It was a glorious sunrise that greeted the Blue watch.

At 08:30 all hands mustered for morning brief. Navigator Spanky showed us the progress we have made so far and noted that the spewometer was at an all time low. Salty Sea Dog Lisa had two terrific explanations for some commomly heard phrases which soon had all hands howling with laughter. Engineer Rags made another respectable haul for his scran bag. The guilty parties showed their spirit with a terrific performance. After happy hour and morning tea, it was time for Navigator Spanky to enlighten the Youth Crew on the mysteries of his black art. He soon had them talking about lines of
position, visual bearings and other secrets of his closed society. He was almost tempted to reveal the secret navigator's handshake, but he remembered his solemn oath just in time. The forenoon was finished off with another installment of Rope Races. This is a series of competative learning activities designed to improve Ship knowledge and nautical terminology.

At 12:30 the Ship anchored in Horseshoe Bay on Magnetic Island. Before long the Youth Crew were being ferried ashore in the
RHIB. On the beach, all hands enjoyed an afternoon of sport and a chance to visit the local shops. This was a great afternoon that was loads of fun in a beautiful location. Back onboard, Chef Stony had prepared a feast in the form of a Teak beach BBQ. Steak, snags, kebabs, prawns and hamburgers, as well as all the trimmings and salads imaginable were made short work of. Once the upperdeck was squared away, XO Luke divided the Youth Crew into their cleaning stations for a challenging and fun task. The last activity of the day was Salty Sea Dog answering the question of the origin of the saying\ Two-Six...Heave\".

The Youth Crew have been assigned their anchor watches.Overnight they will be on watch with members of the other two watches
as they ensure the Ship remains safe at anchor.

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Fact File: The Ship is fitted with two cast steel Stokes anchors, each weighing 444 kg. These are attached to 5
shackles (450') of 17.5mm anchor chain with a breaking load of 18.3 Tonnes. During the course of a ten day voyage, the Ship will anchor 4-6 times.

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Glossary: Devils Claw- A steel fitting, usually attached to a bottle screw, that fits over the cable and is
used to hold it in place. Naval Pipe- The tube between the cable locker and the upperdeck, through which passes the anchor cable.

Thought of the Day: Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Saint
Francis

Yours, Aye

John Cowan
LCDR, RAN

Hi mum, dad and family! This is your lovely daughter Kylie. I can not begin to explain both how much fun I am having and how sea sick I have been! But everyone has been great and get along well together. The sea sickness is all but gone, and the past four days have been amazing! Today we stopped at the island (I tried ringing but no one
answered) and went swimming! Lots of love, Kyle (Port Macquarie)
xoxo.


Hello Casey, Mum, Dad, Ben, and everyone else! Over the past four days I have experienced events and adventures that exceed all my expectations. Despite the intial experience of sea sickness (which is
now over) I have been been great! Climbing up a 44 metre mast and setting the sails is truely amazing, not too mention waking up at
0400 to watch the sun rise. Miss you all.

Aye, Laurence (Bandtown)."