26° 17' South
153° 53'
Wind-North West at 25 kts
Situation at 20:00-

During the morning watch (0400-0800) the wind picked up and we were able to set sail and furl the 'Iron Jib'. Throughout the day we have set and furled several different combination of sails depending upon what the wind was doing. As I write this the White Watch is just back on deck after sea furling the T'Gallant and are off to bed for a well deserved rest. During the afternoon, XO Paul organised the first round of \Rope Races\" and Navigator Luke was able to shed some of the mystery surrounding the noble art of navigation.

The livlier weather today has resulted in several of the Youth Crew choosing not to take advantage of Chef Karen's brilliant meals and deciding to talk to the Dolphins instead. The majority however, are feeling fine and it is only a matter of time until all hands have found their sea legs.

The Youth Crew are really starting to gel together as a team and getting to know and understand one another. The tired faces of
yesterday have vanished and been replaced by bright eyes and willing hands. It is amazing what a little wind and sunshine can produce.

Thought of the day: YOUNG ENDEAVOUR's absolute sure-fired remedy for seasickness - Go and sit underneath a tree!

Yours, Aye

John Cowan