Latitude: 
29° 10' South
Longitude: 
153° 45' East
Conditions: 
STILL GREAT
PAST 24 HOURS

AFTER WITNESSING A MAGNIFICENT SUNSET, THE FIRST NIGHT WHILST
UNDERWAY AT SEA PRESENTED SOME OF THE YOUTH CREW'S FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO LAY ALOFT IN SOME CHALLENGING CIRCUMSTANCES. OVER NIGHT EACH WATCH CONSOLIDATED SOME SETTING AND FURLING OF SAILS, HOW TO STEER THE SHIP, AND HOW TO CONDUCT ROUNDS OF THE ENGINE ROOM AND OTHER COMPARTMENTS WITHIN THE SHIP.

THE SHIP IS MOTORSAILING TO THE SOUTH WITH SOME FAVOURABLE WINDS FROM THE NORTH/NORTH WEST AT 10 KNOTS.

THESE FAVOURABLE CONDITIONS REMAINED INTO THE NEW DAY AND SOON WE WERE SAILING UNDER ALL OF OUR SQUARES AND OUR FORE AND AFT SAILS. AS WE CONTINUED ON OUR JOURNEY TO THE SOUTH THERE WERE NUMEROUS SIGHTINGS OF WHALES AND DOLPHINS TO KEEP ALL IN AWE OF MOTHER NATURE'S BEAUTY.

AFTER THE FIRST ROUND OF ROPE RACES IT WAS INTO ONE OF JORDO'S
NAVIGATION EXTRAVAGANZAS WHERE ALL WERE AMAZED AND GIVEN AN INSIGHT INTO THE ART OF NAVIGATION. THIS ART WILL BE PRACTICED EXTENSIVELY OVER THE UPCOMING DAYS.

OUR YOUTH CREW DESPITE BEING CHALLENGED BY A LITTLE SEA SICKNESS
APPEAR TO HAVE REMAINED IN GOOD SPIRITS. THESE FIRST COUPLE OF DAYS ARE ALWAYS ACTION PACKED AND OUR TEAM IS RISING TO MEET THE
OCCASION.

NAUTICAL TERM OF THE DAY
LANDLUBBER: (OPPOSITE OF SAILOR) A SAILOR'S CONTEMPTUOUS EXPRESSION FOR THOSE WHO WERE NOT INCLINED TOWARDS THE JOYS OF OPEN WATER SAILING.


YOURS AYE

DION CURTIS
LIEUTENANT, RAN
ACTING / CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR