19° 16' South
147° 29' East
Weather fine.
Yesterday YOUNG ENDEAVOUR anchored at 1244K at Horseshoe Bay,Magnetic Island. This magnificent bay allowed the youth crew the
opportunity to proceed ashore for a sports afternoon, followed by a quick visit to local shops. All youth crew had safely returned for a fantastic Teak Deck BBQ as the sun sank below the horizon.

Following dinner, Three Way Talks were conducted. This activity is designed to encourage interaction between the various
watches, allow everyone to get to know something else about their shipmates and gain confidence speaking in a group. Following Three Way Talks, the hotly contested State of Origin game kicked off.
Unfortunately poor TV reception made viewing rather challenging, but not without reward and those who watched the game witnessed a great battle.

Overnight the youth crew settled into Anchor Watches. These watches ensure the ship remains safely at anchor overnight, whilst allowing opportunity for more sleep than at sea. Thus it was a very
refreshed youth crew that rose to Lisa singing The Proclaimers' song \When I Wake Up\" at 0600K.

The Ship quickly made preparations for sea, and at 0642 weighed anchor and continued passage south east. Salty Sea Dog Jo
explained the origins of the term \"To Split the Dogs\" referring to the 'Dogs Watch' which is from 1600 - 2000. After Adam's joke of the day, Rags returned plenty of items of clothing sculling about the
ship. The piper was paid with the singing of \"Crabs and Seashells\", a staff favourite.

After a thorough cleaning stations, and another hotly contested round of rope races, the youth crew commenced their first
major teamwork exercise. Split into three groups representing upper management, middle management and employees, the youth crew were encouraged to complete a relatively simple task, complicated by the
'employees' being blind folded and the 'upper management' being mute.
Some valuable lessons were learnt from this which we hope will be applied on Command Day.

The lack of a strong breeze has many youth crew wondering if we could make an offering to the 'Bringer of Wind'. It just so
happens that if the positive energy of the youth crew is harnessed in the right way, such a wish may come true...

Young Endeavour Fact File:
YOUNG ENDEAVOUR is fitted with two Inmarsat C terminals. These provide text only data transfer from ship to shore, and shore to ship via four Inmarsat Satellites globally.
Compliant with the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System GMDSS) they provide important navigation safety and weather information and operate in latitudes from N70 to S70

Thought of the Day:

The Winds of Fate

'One ship sailes east, and another sails west
With the self same winds that blow,
'Tis the set of the sails and not the gales
Which show us the way to go.

Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate
As we journey along through life
'Tis the set of a soul that determines its goal
And not the calm, nor the strife.'
E. Weelcox

Yours Aye,

Phil Gaden
Acting Commanding Officer


Bel 22 Canberra:
It has been a fantastic trip so far, excellent weather for sailing and catching a tan. I have met a lot of new people, we are getting on like a family, I now have 12 new brothers and 11 new sisters.
The food here is great - I will be the size of a house when I get home. Wishing everyone could be here with me, sailing rocks,espically in Queensland region.

Catch you later in chilly Canberra! :) :) :)

Stacey 17 Melbourne:
Aunty Stacey is having an absolute ball, and is currently learning some leadership skills. I had no idea I could get up so early in the morning. Thanks Mum for making me bring my make up as in the
mornings I need it! To everyone back at home I am having such a great time with my fellow shipmates. The weather here is fantastic,I am at last getting a tan (one big freckle)... see you soon!

Love always your beautiful child, Stacey aka Miriam...