10 NAUTICAL MILES DUE OF CAPE TOWNSEND
PAST 24 HOURSYESTERDAY ALL WATCHES CONTINUED LINE AND SAIL HANDLING AS YOUNGENDEAVOUR WEIGHED ANCHOR AND BY MID AFTERNOON WAS SAILING WITH ALL FORE AND AFT SAILS SET. BEFORE SUNSET THE SHIP WENT TO TACKING STATIONS AND ALL YOUTH CREW CLOSED UP AND THE SHIP COMPLETED A SOUND TACK. IN JUST 24 FOUR HOURS ALL YOUTH CREW HAD KEPT AN OVERNIGHT WATCH, CLIMBED ALOFT, SET SAILS, KEPT A TRICK ON THE HELM, ASSISTED AT CLEANING STATION, CONDUCTED ROUNDS AND ALL HAVE SETTLED WELL INTO SHIP BOARD LIFE. WELL DONE TO ALL. YOUTH CREW IMPRESSIONSALEX, CANBERRA. THE VOYAGE HAS BEEN PRETTY FULL ON THESE PAST FEWDAYS, NOT MUCH SLEEP AND A LOT OF SAILING. TODAY IS SLIGHTLY MORERELAXING, BEUTIFUL OUT IN THE SUNSHINE. LOOKING FORWARD TO ANCHORING AT LADY ELLIOT ISLAND EITHER TOMORROW OR MONDAY. GOING TO CLIMB ALOFT NOW.THOMAS, AGNES WATER. ANYONE LOOKING TO EXPAND THEIR HORIZONS HAVE A GO THIS IS A TRIP OF A LIFE TIME BUT IT IS DEMANDING.MEGAN, HERVEY BAY. FUN FUN AND MORE FUN SO FAR, ADVETURE OF A LIFE TIME, I HAVE ACHIEVED MANY NEW AND EXCITING THINGS, COMING ON BOARD HAS BEEN THE BEST THING I HAVE DONE IN MY LIFE. MITCH, CAIRNS. WHEN I GOT ON I WASNT SURE I WANTED TO DO THIS. I WAS HOMESICK AND I WAS SEASICK AS WELL. BUT I AM NOT GLAD I STUCK IT OUT BECAUSE THIS IS TURNING INTO THE BEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE.YOURS AYEBRENTON WITTLIEUTENANT COMMANDER, RANCAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR
FAIR WINDS FOLLOWING SEAS
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STS Young Endeavour is, by the definition and origin of her name, about Aussie youths trying hard to achieve something difficult. This voyage certainly provided that... and then some. A challenging experience from all angles and areas. Yet the Youth Crew prevailed and found success. They should therefore be justifiably proud of themselves for persevering, seeing the silver lining and never wavering in their mission to have a great adventure. I am very proud of all of them and I'm sure you are too!
9 Days ago 23 Youth Crew from all over Australia, came together to sail this vessel, have fun and challenge themselves. They have not only done that, but have faced and overcome fears, and learnt a lot about themselves and each other.
They leave with new skills, improved persistence, resilience and adaptability, as well as generally knowing they are more capable than what they probably thought. And of course, having made great new friends - most probably, friends for life. It never gets old for us staff members, as we truly love our work.
Fair winds and following seas.
Captain Adam Charlie Farley+