41° 3' South
145° 55' East
Alongside Burnie No7 Berth . Wind from the Nor'East @ 20 kts.
Situation at 2000 -

Today marked the last full sea day for the YC of Voyage 04/03. After spending most of the night beating to windward with tacks conducted at 2100, 0001 and 0400, it was a weary YC that emerged from their bunks at 0700 this morning. The day kicked off
with the usual 'Galley Fare' and morning brief, which this morning revealed the true origin of the term 2, 6... Heave. After Lozza's wonderful story telling however it was, yet again, time to give the Ship a good clean.

Following morning tea it was time, once more, to send the Ship to tacking stations as we began to zero in on our goal of the
Port of Burnie. We successfully tacked the Ship in building winds and seas before a treat. All the members of the YC were given 2 hours of free time to do with as they pleased! (Except of course poor Red Watch who were on watch). Most took the opportunity for a siesta, after what had been a long night.

At 1300 after a refreshing nap and a lovely lunch, the Ship was sent to Tacking Stations yet again, only this time it was for the
purpose of conducting Rotational Tacking Drills. This was an exercise in allowing the watches to rotate through other positions to learn what everone else did during a tack of the Ship. On completion of the Tacking Drills it was then time for the YC to take part in Rope Races: Episode Two.

At 1500 All hands were piped on deck in order to begin furling the sails. The job was taken care of quickly and efficiently,
displaying much of the teamwork and communication skills that have been taught over the last four days. It was then time for the Parts of Ship to close up and under Lukey's expert pilotage we entered Burnie Harbour. The first line went over the bollard at Burnie no 7 Wharf at precisely 1600 and the Ship was layed alongside. The YC were then set to the task of devising plays and skits for the evening's entertainment.

1930 rolled around, as it always does, all to quickly and before we knew it, the YC and SC alike were performing for each other in all forms of the visual and aural medium. Plays, skits, jokes, songs and dances were enjoyed by all. Finally the YC were given a
brief on the routines for the evening before being closed up into their watches for the night. Overnight they will be actively employed in conducting security and safety rounds, aswell as formulating their
watch journal pages and gathering contact details from each other to allow them all to keep in touch after the voyage.

Youth Crew Entry from Erin Ashcroft, 19, of Ainsley, ACT:

Hey troops, GO CANBERRA!!! As the only Canberran (except the Captain- Captain Paul) on board I feel the need to share with my people the true joys of being aboard Young Endeavour! First of all, guess what I have seen a lot of lately? WATER!!! thats something we dont have back home. I'd bring some back but lets not forget its Tassie water and likely to be contaminated anyway. No offence to the locals hey. Well in short I have been having a really great time meeting lots of awesome people, learning heaps of new skills and have faced some
really tough challenges. Oh and I forgot to mention, I have spewed, A LOT!! No worries though, it's all good for the soul. As we have learn't around here, its not over until your dead so until then it's up and down the mast, pulling ropes and clearing lines. To all my fellow Canberra youths, do yourselves a favour and sign up TODAY!! OH, and our Captain Chooka is the best, alright!

P.S- Blue Watch is the BOMB!!!

signing off, Ez.

Youth Crew Entry from Adam Wood, 22, of Petrie, QLD:

Hey all in internet land and back home. Ez pretty much summed up the trip. It's been a blast and I don't want it to end tomorrow, but I guess these things have to happen. I've had an awesome time and have been challenged in ways I never have before, whilst having heaps of fun (and the occassional grumpy moment). Spew count = 0 so far (touch wood). My greatest achievment has been scoring the biggest bruise on the boat (I won't mention how I score it, seeing as I don't want my mother to have a heart attack reading this). Anyway, I've rambled on enough. Like Erin said, seriously consider giving this a go, it's a once in a lifetime experience! See you all back
home in March.

Youth crew entry by Brooke Davis, 20, of Mildura, Vic

Hey all back at home. We are finally back in calm waters after a few days at sea. Yes, I have spent the last few days rather sick, but I am having a ball. Will tell you all about it when I get home.
Love you all, Brooke.


FLEMISH HORSE: The majority of the yards are accessed by foot-ropes that extend from the central (midships) section of the yard right to the outboard ends. The Flemish Horse is an
extra foot-rope secured at the ends of each yard to assist with accessing the very extremeties.

Thought of the Day:

'Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has.'

- Margaret Mead (1901 - 78)

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Paul Barrie, RAN
Acting Commanding Officer