22° 32' South
150° 47' East
Calm, light SSW wind.
Ahoy Me Hearties,

What a full-on 24 hours we have had! To tell you about it, here is YC Carrie (From Captain Chris - Lesley, she said you would be freaking out because you haven't spoken to Carrie for a while...) :

Hi there,
Just a quick update on the last 24 hours. Definately the biggest most tiring day of all so far. Some very strong winds made for an interesting night for us youth crew. With waves gushing in over the deck and quite a few people going for accidental slides from one side of the ship to the other. Trying not to fall out of bed with the extreme angle of the ship....and even the Jib sheet breaking. Thunderbird walking (for balance is always quite entertaining though.
My watch, the \RED Watch\", had the task of setting the trisail on our watch from 0400 to 0800. It took over 2hrs....and all were very cold and wet but all still in good spirits.
Our time has been fantastic onboard thus far (despite the Young Endeavour weight loss program on the first few days) and I look forward to a successful command day to come. See you all soon.

Cheers, Carrie, 22, Lismore

Thanks Carrie, good to see you are still alive...

Tomorrow we will weigh anchor early and spend the day sailing to Great Keppel Island (A great place to get wrecked, apparrently...). On the way we will finish the last preparations for Command Day, being demonstration tacks where the YC get to watch the ship being tacked from the bridge, and Captain's setting and furling drills, which is the final test of eveyone's ability to handle the sails safely. I'll let you know how it goes,

Until tomorrow, shipmates,

Yours Aye,

Captain Chris"