39° 37' South
146° 52' East
Wind ENE 20 knots, Sea moderate, temp warm, sky clear.
Ahoy Shipmates,

What a busy 24 hours we have had! Since yesterday we have tacked ship four times (twice during the night) and everyone has been busy learning their watch duties, from lookout, to steering, conducting rounds, and working aloft to sea furl the square sails.

This morning we had Morning Brief at which the Youth Crew were introduced to \Nanna Diesel\", who act as the ship's Mum and picks up stuff left scullign around. Unfortunately, the deal is that if Nanna does something for you, you have to do something for Nanna....

Lots of the team have succumbed to seasickness - we needed to have a big clean up of the forward accommodation spaces this morning to clear up some sticky \"accidents\" - all is good now, and most are beginning to come good. Hopefully Jarrod will get more customers at the ship's restaurant tonight.

To give her first impressions of her voyage so far, here is YC Caitlyn:

During the first exciting day on the young endeavour we started by getting to know all the youth crew and the staff that we will be spending the next 10 days with. There a great bunch of people and we all got along really well.

The start of the second day we all went for a climb, a great challange to start the morning with. After that we had lunch and set off sailing. Conditions changed rapidly as we moved further out to sea. The staff are helping to keep the mood possitive while most of the youth crew is pretty sick, this hasn't stopped us from working hard and learning heaps about sailing and team work. One thing we learnt really early was that we work best when we work together.

So even though there is only about five of the youth crew that haven't been sick, personaly i feel that it is all worth it. We are all making great friends and helping each other as we battle the deep blue sea. Everyone would just like to say hi to all friends and family back home, and hope that everything is going well back on land.


Thanks Caitlin - we are now motorsailing into wind toward the Deal Island Group, where weather permitting we will be able to get ashore tomorrow morning for the walk up to the old lighthouse, and a look at the island museum.

Until tomorrow, Shipmates,

Yours Aye,


Chris Galloway
Commander, RAN
Commanding Officer