Latitude: 
41° 45' South
Longitude: 
148° 35' East
Conditions: 
SMOOTH SAILING
PAST 24 HOURS

DEPARTED STORM BAY WHILST CONDUCTING LINE AND SAIL SETTING DRILLS AND CLEARED THE DERWENT RIVER UNDER THE FORE STAYSAIL AND MAIN STAYSAIL.

THE SOUTH WEST SWELL COMBINED WITH THE SHIPS MOTION CAUSED A FEW YOUTH CREW TO FEEL THESE EFFECTS. FELLOW SHIP MATES PROVIDED GOOD SUPPORT AND CARE. AS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR ROUNDED TASMAN ISLAND THE TOPSAIL WAS SET AND THE SHIP WAS SAILING ON A BROAD REACH MAKING SAIL AS THE WIND EASED. BY SUN RISE THE UPPER SQUARES WERE SET AND THE TOP GALLANT STAYSAIL PROVIDED THE NECESSARY DRIVE. ALL WATCHES SETTLING INTO SHIP BOARD ROUTINES.

YOUTH CREW IMPRESSIONS

JOSHUA, WARWICK. ABSOLUTELY GREAT SO FAR, EVEN THOUGH THE WEATHER WAS ROUGH. THE CREW ARE EXCELLENT AND VERY HELPFUL. MADE LOTS OF NEW FRIENDS AND TRIED SOME THINGS I NEVER WOULD HAVE DREAMED.

KRYSTELLE, SUNSHINE COAST QLD. IN THE FIRST COUPLE DAYS WE GOT A REAL TASTE OF SAILING WITH STRONG WINDS AND A LARGE SWELL. ALTHOUGH A MAJORITY OF THE CREW WERE CLINGING TIGHTLY TO THEIR SICK BAGS, IT HAS BEEN THOUROUGHLY ENJOYABLE AND CHALLENGING SO FAR.

JOEL, MELBOURNE. ALTHOUGH THE WEATHER AT TIMES HAS RESEMBLED A
MONGOLIAN WINTER IT HAS BEEN A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE. THE HIGHLIGHT THUS FAR WAS THE TIME SPENT ALOFT WHILE AT SEA. I FOUND IT HIGHLY CHALLENGING AND FELT GREAT ONCE THE JOB WAS DONE.


YOURS AYE

BRENTON WITT
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR