Voyage name: 
V13/05
08 August - 18 August
Latitude: 
33°35's
Longitude: 
151°16'e
Conditions: 
GETTING BETTER

PAST 24 HOURS

YET AGAIN BEC PUT ON A SUPERB LUNCH TO ENSURE ALL WERE WELL FED FOR THE AFTERNOONS ACTIVITIES. THE TIME HAD COME FOR THESE YOUNG
AUSTRALIANS TO SELECT THEIR TEAM FOR COMMAND DAY. AFTER A BRIEF ON THE REQUIREMENTS OF COMMAND DAY, EVERYONE HEADED ASHORE TO A REMOTE LITTLE BEACH AND CONDUCTED ELECTIONS. THEN IT WAS INTO A BIT OF SPORT AND FOR A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF BRAVE SOULS WHO VENTURED INTO THE BRISK WATERS FOR AN INVIGORATING SWIM.

AFTER RETURNING ON BOARD IT WAS INTO DINNER AND ON COMPLETION THE COMMAND DAY TEAM WAS ANNOUNCED TO ALL. TO GET EVERYONE MENTALLY PREPARED FOR THE NEXT DAY WE WATCHED A VIDEO THAT GOT PEOPLE THINKING AND EXCITED ABOUT THE NEXT DAYS SAILING ADVENTURE.

AFTER ANCHOR WATCHES OVERNIGHT COMMAND DAY WAS UPON US. PRIOR TO TAKING CONTROL OF THE SHIP THOUGH OUR TEAM HAD ONE MORE TASK TO PROVE THEIR COMMUNICTAION SKILLS AND TO TEST THEIR TOLERANCE. AS ALWAYS THIS PROVED TO BE A GREAT ACTIVITY.

COMMENTS FROM YOUTH CREW

AFTER SOME SERIOUS PREP FOR OUR UPCOMMING COMMANDO DAY, THE ENTIRE YOUTH CREW WENT ASHORE TO COMMENCE THE ALL IMPORTANT 'SELECTION' OF MASTER AND COMMANDER OF THE TALL SHIP. WE HAD TO CHOOSE CAPTAIN, EXECUTIVE OFFICER, NAVIGATOR AND WATCH OFFICERS. THE TRIALS PROVED TESTING AND EMOTIONS FLARED. HOWEVER, AFTER A QUICK DIP IN THE WINTERY HAWKSEBURY RIVER, EVERYONE FINALLY CHILLED OUT. THE EVENING WAS SPENT ENJOYING A GLORIOUS BBQ AND FUN TIMES WERE HAD BY ALL. WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE CHALLENGES AHEAD. PEACE OUT. J AND S

NAUTICAL TERM OF THE DAY

ADRIFT: A SHIP IS SAID TO BE ADRIFT WHEN IT IS WITHOUT A MOORING AND IS BEING CARRIED ALONG AT THE MERCY OF THE SEA. MUCH LIKE SOCIETY'S DRIFTERS WHO ARE CARRIED FROM PLACE TO PLACE, WITHOUT DIRECTION OR PURPOSE.

YOURS AYE

DION CURTIS
LIEUTENANT, RAN
ACTING CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR