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Conditions: 
NOON POSITION
20 NAUTICAL MILES DUE EAST OF BROKEN BAY
WEIGHED ANCHOR IN THE AFTERNOON AND SAILED OUT OF PORT STEPHENS INITIALLY WITH THE TOPSAIL (SQUARE SAIL) AND THEN SET ALL FORE AND AFT SAILS. WITH A LIGHT SELY YOUNG ENDEAVOUR MADE GOOD 4 KTS CLEARING CABBAGE TREE ISLAND AT 1415. AFTER THE SAIL THEORY PRESENTATION THE WATCHES CONTINUED SAIL HANDLING WITH AN EMPHASIS NOW ON SETTING AND
TRIMMING THE SAILS FOR THE PREVAILING CONDITIONS. DURING THE EVENING THE SHIP WAS BECALMED BEFORE A SWLY CHANGE AND LATER IN THE EVENING THE WIND BACKED TO THE NE AND FRESHENED. AT EACH STAGE SAIL WAS HANDED IN TO THE MINIMUM. ALL WATCHES HAVE NOW BEEN ABLE TO TACK AND WEAR SHIP USING A SINGLE WATCH. THIS A WONDERFUL ACHIEVEMENT AND A
MAJOR BENCHMARK IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF EACH WATCH. EVERYONE HAS RECOVERED FROM SEA SICKNESS AND NOW ENJOYING POLLYS, THE CHEFS
WONDERFUL CULINARY DELIGHTS.

TERM OF THE DAY
BEAR AWAY: TO TURN THE SHIP AWAY FROM THE WIND.

ALL THE BEST

LCDR BRENTON WITT
CAPTAIN
STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR