Latitude: 
24° 54' South
Longitude: 
153° 48'
During the night watches last night, we continued to motor sail as the Ship made ground to the East and rounded Fraser Island. As the sun rose the wind picked up from the West and the \Iron Jib\" was furled. Engineer Rags reaped a large harvest from his rounds at morning brief and the entire Youth Crew (and some Staff Crew) found
themselves Row Row Rowing a Boat as a result. Captain John was the celebrity inspector for happy hour and was very impressed with the level of cleanliness that he found.

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR had an unexpected visitor this morning. HMAS SYDNEY came over the horizon with a \"Bone in her teeth\" and closed our position to say G'Day and admire the rare view of seeing a Brigantine under full sail.

The forenoon program was finished off with a Rlue-of-the-Road presentation by Watch Officer Joanna. The good weather meant that there were very few green faces visible and Chef Karen was pleased to see that almost everyone onboard was able to enjoy the terrific lunch she prepared. The only activity on the afternoon schedule was a Navigation lecture by Navigator Luke. He explained the mysteries of Latitude and Longtitude as well as several other secrets of his \"Black Art\".

As I write this, we have eleven sails set (Storm Jib included) and are shaping a course for Wide Bay where we intend to anchor tomorrow afternoon. It has been a good day and the watches will have a reasonably quiet time overnight (wind shifts and tacking stations aside) working through some lateral thinking exercises.


YOUNG ENDEAVOUR fact file: There are 88 seperate lines used to set, furl and trim the Ship's sails. Collectively they are known as the \"Running Rigging\".

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Glossary: Foot Ropes- Ropes slung under the yards on which the crew stand when working out on the yards. Belaying Pin- A heavy metal fitting that fits through the pin rail and around which
lines are secured to. Stoppers- Short lines used to temporarily hold a line under strain until it can be belayed.

Thought of the day: Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. Oscar Wilde


Yours, Aye

John Cowan
LCDR, RAN


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