Latitude: 
35° 8' South
Longitude: 
150° 43' East
Situation at 20:00-

As the sun came up over the horizon this morning, all hands were called on deck for early morning activity. This didn't take too
long and at 07:00 the anchor was aweigh and we were standing clear of Batemans Bay and making towards Jervis Bay.

Engineer Rags made a decent harvest with his scran bag at morning brief. Some of the items he produced are making repeat
appearances, but the songs are all origional. Salty Sea Dog Lukish once again managed to find a totally plausible nautical explanation behind an everyday saying. Plausible...not necessarily true. Happy
hour was 'Deck Day' and the Jif was out in abundance. The Galley hands baked the absolute world's all time finest shortbread cookies for morning tea. The rest of the forenoon was dedicated to a revision
of Ship knowledge for each watch. The Watch Leaders went over the names and purposes of all the different gear onboard .

Over the lunch hour, the long waited for wind made an appearance from the South at 15 knots. This meant that finally the square sails could be set and in no time we were flying along under a pyramid of white. This proved the perfect opportunity to conduct
demonstrational and rotational tacks. This is where the watches all rotate through each other's tacking station in order to better
understand the whole process of tacking the Ship. At the same time, Captain John is able to describe the orders given and the mechanics of what happens when tacking or wearing. The aim of this activity is
to de-mystify this seemingly complex, but actually straight forward, evolution prior to command day. The rest of the afternoon was free time. The Youth Crew were able to enjoy the good weather on the upperdeck or socialise down below in the cafe.

Just as last light was giving way to the night, we anchored in Jervis Bay, offshore from the Royal Australian Naval College. We
are well sheltered in this magnificant harbour and will spend a quiet night at anchor. The Youth Crew will remain in sea watches, fine tuning their ship knowledge and climbing skills. Command day is fast
approaching and it is important that they use the available time to advantage.

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Fact File: The Royal Malaysian Navy operates an identical sister ship of YOUNG ENDEAVOUR. The Tunas Samudera
(Offspring of the ocean in Malay) makes Lumut her home port and is used to train junior officers and sailors in the basics of
seamanship. She was built in 1989 and officially presented to Malaysia in August of that year by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Glossary: Tack- (As in to tack the Ship). To tack the Ship is to alter course by passing the bow through the wind
so that the wind will be on the opposite bow from where it was at the start of the manoeuvre. If the Ship is unable to complete this manoeuvre through not being able to bring the wind onto the opposite bow, she is said to 'be caught in stays'. Wear- (As in to wear Ship) Altering course by passing the stern through the wind. The opposite
of tacking. If a Ship is caught in stays when tacking, one option is for her to bear away and wear instead.

Thought of the Day- Between the five of us was the strong bond of the sea, and also the fellowship of the craft, which no amount of enthusiasm for yachting, cruising and so on can give, since one is only the amusement of life and the other is life itself.
Joseph Conrad.


Yours, Aye

John Cowan
LCDR, RAN


Hey everyone who's reading this. If you're contemplating trying out Young Endeavour, do it. The past week has been the most fantastic
thing I have ever done in my whole life. I have seen a side of myself the I didn't even know existed. I've met some unreal people
and the view we all wake up to every morning is absolutely spectacular. Smiley :) (Beth)

Hi, its Samantha here. My voyage on the Young Endeavour is surely one that I will never forget, and I guess people will not believe when I tell them all about it. Some of the things that I have done have been
amazing and I have definetly conquered my fear of heights on the T'Gallant yard. Never give up trying to get on (I tried five times)
as it is truly the experience of a lifetime. Miss you Mum, Trick, Bretto, Mel and Ryan, see you all soon.

Hi there, this is the best time ever.Everyone on board has had the
best time.The great thing is you will learn so much about yourself on the vouage,you will do things you never thought you would ever be able to do any other time.Some of the challanges on board at first might sound scary but eveyone works as a team and every fear you once had is conquered.Make sure you make it on board.
I miss you all at home. KANO