Latitude: 
33° 32' South
Longitude: 
151° 27' East
Conditions: 
North / North East at 25knots, sea and swell of around 3 metres
PAST 24 HOURS

After getting underway yesterday our team was thrown in the deep end.
Having to sail and tack their way out of Sydney Harbour without any
opportunity to practice these skills prior to having to do it all for
real. Good incentives were offered, that of not running
into islands, rocks, reef or land. Our team did an amazing
job and before too long we were sailing safely out of Sydney Heads.

With the wind from the North / North East at 25knots and a combined
sea and swell of around 3 metres, we were definitely in for some
good, challenging sailing. Especially given that we needed to make
ground to the north if we were to explore the beauty of Broken Bay.
With the wind came some sunshine, which was a pleasant suprise.

As the day progressed members of our team pushed themselves well
outside their comfort zone going for a climb in challenging
conditions. With many feeling the ill effects of sea sickness only a
a brief introduction to navigation talk and a couple of tacks were
conducted during the afternoon/evening.

Overnight the wind strengthened further, and it was an uncomfortable
night at sea for all. But to everyone's credit all are hanging in
there and many with smiles on their faces.

As this morning approached and with the seas easing, the ship had
been able to sail to a position where we could now use one of our
square sails on a westerly course as we headed back inland to Broken
Bay.

It has been a very challenging 24 hours and our team are looking
forward to a little respite. We are not far from going to anchor
now and an afternoon ashore is much anticipated.

NAUTICAL TERM OF THE DAY
FREEBOARD: The distance, measured in the centre, or waist of a ship
from the waterline to the uperdeck level.


YOURS AYE

DION CURTIS
LIEUTENANT, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR