Captain's Log
15 July 2002

A Big First Day at Sea

Situation at 20:00 The Youth Crew for voyage V14/02 joined this morning as planned and YOUNG ENDEAVOUR sailed from Dockside Marina at 10:00. The transitdown the Brisbane river and across the Bay to Redcliffe took just over three hours during which ‘Captain Safety’ provided a thoroughbriefing on all of the safety equipment onboard. This time also provided an opportunity to conduct the Icebreaker exercises. After Chef Polly provided a magnificant lunch, the different watches commenced their deck safety and line handling drills. The last event before breaking for Supper was the welcome aboard briefings byCaptain John and Executive Officer Aaron.The Youth Crew have just completed their first climb and all hands were successful in climbing up and over the Futtock Shrouds and the Lower Top. The night watches will be closing up shortly and as well as a climb to the T’Gallant yard, there are several other activities planned that will see the time fly by.The Youth Crew for this voyage are very keen to make the most of their five days in YOUNG ENDEAVOUR. They have had a very busy firstday but are still smiling and quickly getting to know one another (having four Matts helps). They have made a very good first impression with the Staff Crew and are settling into the shipboardlife well.YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Fact File: The Ship is maintained to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) standard for vessels of her role and size. The Staff Crew of nine is made up of Sailors andOfficers from the Royal Australian Navy.Thought of the day: All serious daring starts from within. Eudora WeltyYours, AyeJohn Cowan


27° 13' South / 153° 7'


At anchor off Redcliffe, Wind South @ 15 kts.