Latitude: 
42° 10' South
Longitude: 
148° 19' East
Conditions: 
LIGHT BREEZE
PAST 24 HOURS

FABULOUS SAILING CONDITIONS WITH A MODERATE TO FRESH BREEZE. DURING THE AFTERNOON THE SHIP CLOSED UP TO TAKING STATIONS AND CONDUCTED A SERIES OF ROTATIONAL TACKS. THIS IS WHERE ALL WATCHES ROTATE THROUGH DIFFERENT STATIONS TO APPRECIATE THE DRILL.

THE WIND FRESHENED DURING THE FINAL DRILL AND EVERYONE EXPERIENCED THE EXHILARATION OF SAILING ON A BEAM REACH MAKING A GOOD TEN KNOTS. ON COMPLETION ALL WATCHES CONTINUED SAIL HANDLING DRILLS AND WATCHES CLOSED UP FOR THE PASSAGE SOUTH.

THROUGHOUT THE EVENING THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED AND ALL WATCHES WERE RUGGED UP AND THE SHIP ANCHORED AT WINEGLASS BAY FOR A WELL EARNED BREAK.

THIS MORNINGS ACTIVITIES INCLUDED ANOTHER SAIL THEORY INSTALLMENT, ROPE RACES AND A RULE OF THE ROAD BRIEF IN PREPARATION FOR COMMAND DAY.

ALL WELL AND ENJOYING AGAIN THE DELIGHTS FROM THE GALLEY.

YOUTH CREW IMPRESSIONS

YOURS AYE

BRENTON WITT
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR