Latitude: 
1° 1' South
Longitude: 
1° 1' East
Conditions: 
Wind: Sou'East at 12 kts, Temp 19c, Cloud: 1/8.
1. Situation at 21:00

2. Yesterday proved to be an amazing experience for the Youth Crew of
voyage 04/05. After a brief ceremony where command of YOUNG ENDEAVOUR
was formally handed to Captain Johnny, the anchor was weighed and
Youth Crew set sail for Adelaide. Over the next 24 hours they used
all of the skills they have learned onboard and sailed the ship 80
nautical miles, completing most of the tasks they had been assigned
along the way. They needed to draw heavily upon teamwork and
effective communications in order to coordinate their efforts and
achieve their mission.

3. At 14:00 this afternoon the anchor was let go and command day
came to an end. The Youth Crew were tired but justifably proud of
their achievement. The next activity was the command day debrief.
This is an open and frank analysis of what had occurred over the past
24 hours. Facilitated by the Staff Crew, each member of the Youth
Crew were asked to identify how they felt the day went. The aim of
the debrief is to try and identify those attributes that they saw as
being positive and contributed to the success of command day, and to
seek ways to transfer them to their everyday lives after the voyage
ends. The debrief proved to be very valuable and will hopefully
contribute to the development of each individual member of the Youth
Crew long after they leave YOUNG ENDEAVOUR.

4. After supper, the Salty Sea Dog Phil answered the most frequently
asked question of the voyage... what is the origin of
two...six...heave? The answer was quite animated and involved
tropical fruit, Vikings and sparklers. Thanks Sally...you are a woman
of high calibre.

5. Overnight the Youth Crew will stand anchor watches. They have some
lost sleep to catch up on prior to another busy day tomorrow when 30
guests will embark for a half-day sail.

6. YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Fact File: The ship was christened on 02 June 1987
by Her Royal Highness the Duchness of Kent, at Brooke Yachts
Shipyard, Lowestoft England. His Royal Highness Prince Phillip is
amongst the thousands of guests worldwide who have sailed in YOUNG
ENDEAVOUR.

7. YOUNG ENDEANOUR Glossary: Cutwater - The area of a vessel's bow
where it meets the waterline. Gantline - A halyard used to hoist
people, gear and tools aloft. It is often rove near the masthead.

8. Thought of the Day: The pursuit of excellence is gratfying and
healthy. The pursuit of perfection is frustrating and neurotic. It's
also a terrible waste of time. Author unknown.

Yours, Aye

John Cowan,
CMDR, RAN

HEY EVERYBODY,
THIS IS JULZ AND I'M 22 YEARS OLD. I'VE BEEN HAVING THE TIME OF MY
LIFE ON THE YOUNG ENDEANOUR. I'VE SAILED A TALL SHIP WITH FELLOW CREW
MEMBERS FROM PORTLAND TO ADELAIDE. IN THE BEGINNING I KNEW NO ONE AND
NOW I MADE SO MANY NEW FRIENDS ITS BEEN GREAT.I'LL RECOMMEND IT FOR
EVERYONE

Hey Guys, Hows everyone going? I'm having the best time, and yes, I
have climbed up the mast, but not all the way. I've been a bit sea
sick, well, for the first 6 or so days but I'm all better now.... :D.
Anyways, tomorrow, we are taking a group of disabled kids out and for
a half day sail, should be fun.
Anyways, I miss my bed real bad and all I want is sleep and to see
everyone again, oh and chocolate and subway. So I'll go now and see
you in a couple of days.
Love Kestrel, Mildura

Hey Mum, Dad and Shaun how's the farm going? I'm still having such a
great time it's soooo fun, we're always kept busy. Yesterday we took
command on the ship for 24 hours and handed the ship back over to the
crew today. We ran the ship and did everything ourselves and we
managed to get into Adelaide on time. I climbed the mast today right
up to the very top and I also climbed the main mask and tied down the
main sail. Tomorrow, we have a group of disabled people coming on
board for half the day and we get to show them around, I'm really
excited about it. Anways I love you and miss you all lots. See you on
Thursday. Love Emma, Jerilderie