Latitude: 
43° 11' South
Longitude: 
147° 16' East
Conditions: 
FANTASTIC
PAST 24 HOURS

23 YOUNG AUSTRALIANS JOINED THE SHIP IN HOBART FOR THEIR MAGNIFICENT ADVENTURE UNDER SAIL. FAMILY AND FRIENDS WERE ON THE WHARF TO BID FAREWELL TO OUR YOUNG ADVENTURERS ON A GLORIOUS TASMANIAN DAY. THEN IT WAS TIME TO DEPART THE WHARF, PROCEED TO A NEARBY ANCHORAGE AND GET INTO THE PROGRAM. STARTING WITH SOME INTRODUCTIONS AND SOME ICE BREAKERS, OUR NEW TEAM BEGAN TO GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER, THE STAFF AND
THE SHIP.

FIRSTLY TO INTRODUCE THE STAFF TEAM FOR THIS VOYAGE:
DION: AS ACTING COMMANDING OFFICER
HIBBO: AS EXECUTIVE OFFICER
HECTOR: AS NAVIGATOR
GEORGIE: AS WATCH OFFICER
SPEEDY: AS CHEF
HORTO: AS ENGINEER
RACHEL: AS WHITE WATCH LEADER
EDDIE: AS BLUE WATCH LEADER
DUTCHY: AS RED WATCH LEADER

OVER THIS FIRST NIGHT AND INTO THIS MORNING THE NORMAL PROGRAM WAS CONDUCTED. THAT OF SOME CLIMBS . . . TO THE TOP OF THE MAST, ALONG WITH SOME KNOT TYING AND TEAM WORK EXERCISES. ALL YOUTH CREW WERE ENTHUSIASTIC TOWARDS THE CHALLENGES THROWN AT THEM ON THIS FIRST DAY. THIS COUPLED WITH OUR PROPOSED PROGRAM HAVE THE MAKINGS OF AN AMAZING VOYAGE.

EARLY THIS MORNING PRIOR TO GETTING UNDERWAY WE GAINED OUR FINAL YOUTH CREW MEMBER. OUR TEAM WAS NOW COMPLETE, AND WE WERE OFF. AFTER CAPTAIN SAFETY HAD GIVEN SOME VALUABLE ADVICE ON THE SAFETY EQUIPMENT HELD ON BOARD, IT WAS INTO WORKING WITH SOME LINES AND LEARNING ABOUT THE SAILS. THE WIND IS FROM THE SOUTH AT 12 KNOTS AND IS FORECAST TO STRENGTHEN.

GOING INTO LUNCH, THE WEATHER IS GLORIOUS, THE SCENERY SPECTACULAR AND ALL YOUTH CREW APPEAR TO BE IN HIGH SPIRITS.

NAUTICAL TERM OF THE DAY
ANCHOR: TECHNICALLY, AN ANCHOR IS A DEVICE FOR AIDING IN HOLDING A SHIP IN A PARTICULAR PLACE. METAPHORICALLY, ANY RELIABLE SUPPORT OR BASE IS CONSIDERED TO BE AN ANCHOR . . (BASE OF STRENGTH, SYMBOL OF HOPE)


YOURS AYE

DION CURTIS
LIEUTENANT, RAN
CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR