Latitude: 
39° 44' South
Longitude: 
149° 4' East
Conditions: 
HEAVY SEAS
PAST 24 HOURS

COMMENCED PASSAGE ACCROS BASS STRAIT EARLY AFTERNOON WHEN THE
PREVAILING WINDS EASED. ALL WATCHES ARE PROGRESSING EXTREMELY WELL IN CLIMBING ALOFT, SAIL SETTING, KEEPING A STEADY COURSE WHILST ON THE HELEM, CONDUCTING ROUNDS THROUGHOUT THE SHIP AND NAVIGATING. ON DECK THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF SAIL THEORY AND WEATHER PRESENTATIONS KEPT ALL YOUTH CREW WELL FOCUSED FOR THE BASS STRAIT CROSSING. BY EARLY EVENING THE WIND HAD EASED TO A LIGHT BREEZE ALLOWING YOUNG ENDEAVOUR TO MAKE BEST SPEED TOWARDS FLINDERS ISLAND. THE WEATHER FRESHENED BEFORE SUNRISE AND EVERYONE HAS TACKLED THE CONDITIONS EXTREMELY WELL. THE SHIP IS IN THE LEE OF FLINDERS ISLAND KEEPING PROTECTED FROM THE SWELL.

YOUTH CREW IMPRESSIONS

ADAM, THIS TRIP WAS MORE THAN I EXPECTED, AT THE START IT WAS SWEET EVERYONE WAS HAVIN A BALL MEETING EACH OTHER, THE SECOND DAY WAS TOTALY DIFFERENT IT WAS A DAY OF SPEW WARS, NOW EVERYONE IS BATTLING HIGH SEAS AND GOING STRONG,

LANA, VICTORIA THIS EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN MORE REWARDING THAN I COULD HAVE IMAGINED. IT'S GREAT TO SEE HOW FAR THE GROUP HAS COME WORKING TOGETHER AS A TEAM, ESPECIALLY IN CHALLENGING CONDITIONS. TRYING THINGS I'D NEVER DO ORDINARILY, HAS TAUGHT ME A LOT ABOUT MYSELF.

NELLIE, BRISSIE.
THE WAVES ARE THE BIGGEST IVE SEEN ALL VOYAGE. THE SEASICKNESS HAS
KICKED BACK IN FOR SOME OF US. LUCKILY BLUIES HAVE SEEN THE SUN
TODAY...TOTALLY DIFFERENT TO Y'DAY WHEN WE WERE ALL LAZING ON THE
DECK. GREAT PEOPLE, BOTH STAFF AND FELLOW BUDDIES...HEADING THROUGH THE STRAIT TO HOBART. HEADING FOR WINE GLASS BAY...WHOOOO...

TASH, MONKEY MIA, WA
I THINK ITS FAIR TO SAY WE HAVE EXPERIENCED IT ALL THIS VOYAGE -
ROUGH SEAS, RAIN, WIND, AND EVEN A BIT OF SUNSHINE EVERY NOW AND
THEN... HAS BEEN BRILLIANT AND HAVE MET HEAPS OF GREAT PEOPLE BUT I
THINK WE ARE ALL PRETTY KEEN TO REACH DRY LAND AGAIN...

YOURS AYE

BRENTON WITT
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR