27° 14' South
153° 8'
At anchor off Redcliffe, Wind: Sou'East @ 14 kts. Temp 16 c
Situation at 20:00-

Command day ended this morning at 08:00 when the Ship arrived at the Fairway Beacon at Caloundra Head within one minute of their allocated time-an outstanding achievement. Overnight the wind picked
up to 35 kts and backed to the Sou' West which forced the Youth Crew to reduce sail and change the number of waypoints they hoped to pass
through. Despite this, they did a magnificant job and safely and efficiently sailed YOUNG ENDEAVOUR over a 24 hour period. During the command day the Youth Crew sailed 105 nautical miles, cooked 102
meals and made 10 sail changes.

Once command of YOUNG ENDEAVOUR had reverted to Captain John, the Staff Crew started the long pilotage into Moreton Bay while the Youth
Crew completed happy hour. The next event on the agenda was to complete the command day debrief process. This involves dividing the Youth Crew into three groups and having them discuss what command day meant to them as individuals. The highlights and lowlights of the day are evaluated and ways to transfer into their future lives some of the skills they used during the day are discussed. Overall, command day was seen as a very positive experience and many valuable lessons
were learnt.

The Ship anchored at Redcliff at 12:30, and as soon as lunch was completed the Youth Crew went ashore for a bit of sport and a chance to stretch their legs. The Ship's concert has just finished and all hands showed a terrific amount of talent and imagination. The chilly wind didn't dampen the spirits of the audience or performers.

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Fact File: The Ship was designed by Colin Murdie Mudie, Fellow of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects. Mr Mudie has
designed several other large sailing vessels including the Brig Royalist, the Barque Lord Nelson and the 50 m Dhow Zinat al Bihaar.

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Glossary: Bowsprit-The long spar projecting forward over the bow of a vessel to which the forestays from the foremast are secured. Davits- Small curved cranes used for lowering and hoisting Ship's boats, ladders and anchors.

Thought of the day: In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus
Yours, Aye

John Cowan

Hi, this is Trish from Alice Springs. I would just like to share with you a favourite poem of mine that is from a great motivational book I own...

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not you don't.
If you like to win, but think you can't,
It is almost certain you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you're lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a person's will,
It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.

Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster person,
But sooner or later the person who wins
Is the person who thinks they can.

( From Paul Hanna's 'You Can Do It')