Latitude: 
24° 31' South
Longitude: 
152° 25' East
Conditions: 
FINE
PAST 24 HOURS

24 YOUNG AUSTRALIANS JOINED THE SHIP IN BUNDABERG FOR THEIR ADVENTURE UNDER SAIL. A NUMBER OF FAMILY AND FREINDS CAME DOWN TO BID WHAT COULD ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS A WET FAREWELL TO OUR BUDDING YOUNG ADVENTURERS. THEN BRAVING THE UNPLEASANT WEATHER CONDITIONS OUR NEW TEAM BEGAN TO BREAK THE ICE AND BOND TOGETHER.

OVERNIGHT CLIMBS WERE CONDUCTED ALONG WITH LEARNING SOME OF THE KNOTS THAT WILL BE USED ON BOARD AND ALL YOUTH CREW PROVED THEY WERE WELL AND TRULY READY FOR THIS CHALLENGE.

THIS MORNING BRINGING A NEW DAY AND SLIGHTLY BETTER WEATHER SAW AN EARLY START AND SOME FUN AND GAMES ON THE DECK AT 0630. NOT LONG AFTER, IT WAS TIME TO GET UNDERWAY AND START MAKING SOME VALUABLE GROUND TO THE NORTH.

A VERY SPECIAL GUEST MADE AN APPEARANCE TO CONSOLIDATE SOME OF THE MORE IMPORTANT SAFETY POINTERS AND THEN IT WAS INTO PULLING ON LINES AND WORKING SOME SAILS. THE WIND BY THIS STAGE HAD SWUNG TO THE W/NW, WHICH OF COURSE WAS ROUGHLY THE DIRECTION OUR YOUNG HEROS WANTED TO HEAD, SO EVEN ON DAY TWO THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF CHALLENGES.

ALL YOUTH CREW REMAIN IN HIGH SPIRITS WITH ONLY A FEW FEELING THE
ILL EFFECTS OF THE MOTION OF THE SEA. ALREADY OUR TEAM IS COMING
TOGETHER NICELY.

NAUTICAL TERM OF THE DAY
BROW: GANGWAY USED TO LINK THE SHIP TO SHORE.


YOURS AYE

DION CURTIS
LIEUTENANT, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR