Latitude: 
26° 32' South
Longitude: 
153° 21' East
Conditions: 
At sea under three sails. Course: North, Wind: Nor'West at 15 kts, Temp: 27c,
Cloud:2/8.
Situation at 20:00-

Overnight the Youth Crew completed their second climb aloft and practised several of the knots, bends and hitches they will use
onboard. They also entered into a full value contract with their watch leaders, agreeing to rules of behavior and participation.

At 06:30, all hands were called on deck for early morning activity. After a brisk power walk around the upperdeck, XO Chooka led us through some games designed to learn more about each other. This was followed by breakfast and showers. At 08:00 YOUNG ENDEAVOUR got underway from Bulimba and commenced the long pilotage down the
risbane River and clear of Moreton Bay. At the first morning brief of the voyage, XO Chooka outlined what the plan of the day was and Chef Stony and Engineer Rags went through the do's and dont's of their respective parts-of-ship. Happy Hour followed morning brief and before long the Youth Crew were busy cleaning the below decks spaces. Morning tea was next. Once back on deck, the Youth Crew were introduced to Captain Safety and his assistant Miss EPIRB. The next hour was dedicated to explaining the correct use of all the safety
equipment held onboard. Deck safety and line handling was the next activity, and the Youth Crew were taught the correct method of safely handling the various lines onboard.

The watches were cycled through lunch, and once completed, the Youth Crew experienced their first opportunity to set and furl
the sails. They conducted set and furl drills for three hours and finished just as the Ship cleared Moreton Bay at Caloundra Head. The last activity of the day was tacking drills. If it becomes necessary
to tack or wear the Ship overnight, the Youth Crew will now have a basic understanding of what is required of them and how to remain safe throughout this complex evolution.

The first watch has closed up and are busy learning how to act as helmsman and lookout. Overnight they will also learn how to
complete rounds, ensuring all systems are correctly operating below decks. Today has been very demanding and the Youth Crew are learning to deal with fatigue and sea sickness. They have made very good progress and are starting to work effectively as a team.

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Fact File: The Ship is fitted with state of the art radar, GPS and other navigation equipment. The three watchkeepers are fully qualified Officers of the Watch, each with several years of experience at sea. XO Chooka and Navigator Phil are both qualified as navigators, and Captain John is a navigation specialist.

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Glossary. EPIRB-An Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon, which transmits a signal automatically that
can be received by aircaraft and/or satellites. GPS- Global Positioning System. A navigation device that automatically and
continuously determines the Ship's position based upon information received from a series of satellites in orbit around the earth.

Thought of the Day: Your position never gives you the right to command. It only imposes upon you the duty of living your life so that others can receive your orders without being humiliated. Dag Hammarskjold.

Yours, Aye

John Cowan
LCDR, RAN