Voyage name: 
V14/04
19 July - 23 July
Latitude: 
33°54's
Longitude: 
151°23'e
Conditions: 
CONDITIONS FABULOUS FOR SAILING

WEATHER REMAINING FRESH FOR THE AFTERNOON AS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR WEIGHED ANCHOR AND CONDUCTED SAIL SETTING DRILLS WITHIN SYDNEY HARBOUR. ALL YOUTH CREW PROGRESSED EXTREMELY WELL ENJOYING THE BEAUTIFUL SIGHTS OF SYDNEY. THE SHIP WENT TO TACKING STATIONS AND
SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTED TWO TACKS OFF BRADLEYS HEAD BEFORE DEPARTING SYDNEY. CLEARING THE HEADS BEFORE SUNSET PROVIDED EVERYONE ANOTHER MEMORABLE OCCASION. AS THE SWELL INCREASED SOME YOUTH CREW BEGAN TO
FEEL THE EFFECTS OF THE MOTION. FORTUNATELY THEIR FELLOW SHIPMATES WERE AT HAND TO PROVIDE REASSURANCE AND SUPPORT. OVERNIGHT ALL YOUTH CREW SETTLED INTO WATCHKEEPING ROUTINES, IE KEEPING TRICKS ON THE HELM, CONDUCTING ROUNDS AND SAIL SETTING. A FEW MANAGED TO CLIMB ALOFT TO CAST LOOSE GASKETS OFF THE TOPSAIL. AS WELL, THE SHIP TACKED THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT TO MAKE GROUND TO BROKEN BAY. AT SUNRISE THE SPIRITS OF THOSE FEELING SEASICK SHOWED SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT.
MORNING BRIEF PROVIDED ALL WITH THE BACKGROUND TO THE TERM 'HEADS' MUCH TO THE AMUSEMENT OF THE YOUTH CREW. EACH DAY A SALTY SEA TERM IS EXPLAINED. CONDITIONS IMPROVING AND SEA SICKNESS EASING ALL STILL ENJOYING THE VOYAGE.

YOUTH CREW IMPRESSIONS

FIONA, CENTENNIAL PARK SYDNEY
AFTER A DAY AND A HALF IN THE HARBOUR, WE FINALLY HEADED THROUGH THE HEADS. PRETTY ROUGH AT FIRST - LOST A FEW TO SEASICKNESS. CALMED THROUGH THE NIGHT AND FABULOUS TODAY. RED WATCH IS ON FIRE AND WON THE ROPE RACES 6-2. CHEERS AND OUT.

ADAM, NEWCASTLE/ BATHURST
I DIDNT REALISE HOW BIG A 2-3 METRE SWELL WAS UNTIL WE WERE SITTING OUT ON THE BOWSPIRIT PLOUGHING THROUGH THE WAVES, LEAVING SYDNEY AND A BEAUTIFUL SUNSET BEHIND US. AMAZING.

CAROLINE, CANBERRA
I ASKED FOR A CHALLENGE AND IT WAS DEFINITELY DELIVERED CLIMBING ALOFT TO THE TOPSAIL YARD TO LET DOWN THE SAIL. VIEW WAS... BLUE AND STUNNING. BRING ON THE BANANAS AND SAO BISCUITS.

YOURS AYE

BRENTON WITT
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR