Latitude: 
21° 32' South
Longitude: 
150° 15' East
Conditions: 
FRESH SE BREEZE IDEAL SAILING CONDITIONS
DURING THE AFTERNOON LINE AND SAILING HANDLING DRILLS PROGRESSED VERY WELL WITH THE SHIP SUCCESSFULLY TACKING BEFORE THE EVENING MEAL. THE EFFECTS OF THE PREVAILING WIND AND SEAS HAS CAUSED A FEW YOUTH CREW
TO FEEL SEA SICK. FELLOW SHIP MATES ARE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON THEM AND PROVIDING GREAT SUPPORT AND REASSURANCE. FANTASTIC SAILING WEATHER WITH ALL FORE AND AFT SAILS SET WITH THE SHIP BEATING TO WINDWARD CLOSE HAULED. THROUGHOUT THE EVENING ALL WATCHES WERE INTRODUCED TO WATCHKEEPING ROUTINES WHICH INCLUDED TRICKS ON THE HELM, ROUNDS, SAIL HANDLING AND TRIMMMING. AT MIDNIGHT EVERYONE TURNED TO TACKING STATIONS AND TACKED SHIP TO SHAPE A COURSE CLEAR
OF THE COAST. THIS WAS AGAIN REPEATED AT THE CHANGE OF THE NEXT WATCH. THE MORNING BRIEF PROVIDED ALL WITH A NEW SALTY SEA DOG TERM FOR THE DAY FOLLOWED BY HAPPY HOUR AND A SNAPPY SET OF ROPE RACES. THIS IS WHERE WATCHES DEVELOP THEIR SHIP KNOWLEDGE HOSTED BY THE SHIP'S ENGINEER.

YOUTH CREW IMPRESSIONS

STEPHANIE, VIC,
THE WEATHER HAS BEEN A BIT CHOPPY BUT IT MADE AN AWSOME FIRST TRIP. PEOPLE ARE GREAT AND LOADS OF LAUGHS ALL ROUND. CANT WAIT FOR
THE NEXT LEG.

CLAIRE, VIC,
TRIP HAS BEEN AMAZING SO FAR, PEOPLE ARE GREAT, HAVEN'T BEEN SICK YET. CLIMED THE MAST THIS MORNING AND SAW THE SUNSET, IT WAS
AWESOME.

BAILLIE LE STRANGE QLD,
SLOWLY BUT SURELY ATTEMPTING TO OVER COME FEAR OF HEIGHTS. THE STAFF ARE GREAT AND THE YOUTH CREW ARE ALL VERY SUPPORTIVE AND FRIENDLY. HAVING A GREAT TIME NOW THAT THE SEA SICKNESS IS OVER...WELL I HOPE
SO.


YOURS AYE,

BRENTON WITT
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR