Latitude: 
26° 52' South
Longitude: 
153° 20' East
Conditions: 
GREAT
PAST 24 HOURS

24 YOUNG AUSTRALIANS JOINED THE SHIP IN BRISBANE FOR THEIR
MAGNIFICENT ADVENTURE UNDER SAIL. FAMILY AND FRIENDS WERE THERE TO BID FAREWELL TO OUR YOUNG ADVENTURERS FROM THE WHARF AT BULIMBA ARMY BARRACKS. THEN IT WAS TIME TO GET INTO THE PROGRAM AND OUR NEW TEAM BEGAN TO GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER, THE STAFF AND THE SHIP.

MY AWESOME STAFF TEAM FOR THIS VOYAGE CONSISTS OF:
HIBBO: AS EXECUTIVE OFFICER
JORDO: AS NAVIGATOR
GEORGIE: AS WATCH OFFICER
BEC: AS CHEF
HORTO: AS ENGINEER
JOCK: AS WHITE WATCH LEADER
EDDIE: AS BLUE WATCH LEADER
SPEEDY: AS RED WATCH LEADER

IN ADDITION, FOR THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF THIS VOYAGE WE HAVE A CREW FROM TOTALLY WILD ON BOARD TO DO A FEW STORIES ON WHAT YOUNG ENDEAVOUR IS ALL ABOUT. OVER THIS FIRST NIGHT CLIMBS WERE CONDUCTED TO THE TOP OF THE MAST. THIS ALONG WITH LEARNING SOME OF THE KNOTS THAT WILL BE USED WHISLT ON BOARD KEPT EVERYONE BUSY DURING THE QUIET HOURS. ALL YOUTH CREW PROVED THEY WERE KEEN, ENTHUSIASTIC AND READY TO GIVE THEIR ALL TO THE EXPERIENCE.

THIS MORNING WE STARTED WITH SOME FUN AND GAMES ON THE DECK AT 0630. NOT LONG AFTER, IT WAS TIME TO GET UNDERWAY AND START CRUISING THE BEAUTIFUL MORETON BAY.

AS IS OFTEN THE CASE IN THIS SHIP, WE WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET A
SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE FROM MISS EPIRB TO HELP IN THE CONSOLIDATION OF SOME OF THE MORE IMPORTANT SAFETY LESSONS. THEN IT WAS INTO WORKING ON LINES AND SETTING SOME SAILS. THE WIND WAS LIGHT AND VARIABLE WHICH KEPT THESE ACTIVITIES INTERESTING.

GOING INTO LUNCH, THE WEATHER IS GLORIOUS AND ALL YOUTH CREW APPEAR TO BE FINDING THEIR SEA LEGS. OUR TEAM HAS COMMENCED THEIR EVOLUTION FROM 24 INDIVIDUALS, WHO HAVE VERY DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS AND EXPERIENCES, TO ONE YOUTH CREW.

NAUTICAL TERM OF THE DAY
TAKEN ABACK: WHEN A SQUARE RIG SAILING SHIP'S SAILS BILLOW OUT IN
REVERSE DUE TO A SUDDEN, UNFORSEEN WIND SHIFT (OR INATTENTION ON THE PART OF THE HELMSMAN). THE VESSEL'S FORWARD MOTION IS STOPPED AND EVERYTHING IS REVERSED.


YOURS AYE

DION CURTIS
LIEUTENANT, RAN
ACTING / CAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR