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Situation at 12:00- Alongside Dockside Marina, Brisbane River. Wind: Light airs, Temp:17c
It was an imaginative \wakey wakey\" that started off the last day of voyage V16/02. At 06:30 all hands were on deck scrubbing down the \"uppers\" in preparation for the grand arrival at Dockside Marina.The next order of business was for the Youth Crew to turn to at happy hour while the Staff Crew ensured that the rigging was properly
covered and secured.

We sailed from Bulimba at 09:00 and proceeded under power (just to make Engineer Rags feel needed) up river to the Dockside Marina. On the way, the Youth Crew layed aloft and manned the yards in preparation for coming alongside. With the Youth Crew singing the National Anthem, YOUNG ENDEAVOUR berthed as planned at 10:00 and the voyage officially came to an end. Once alongside, Captain John presented each Youth Crew member with a commemorative certificate of the voyage to remind them of their experience in years to come.

Voyage V16/02 has been a terrific experience for the Youth Crew and Staff Crew alike. There were some tears shed as the Youth Crew departed the Ship. Hopefully the friendships made will endure despite time, distance and the pressures of modern life. The Staff Crew are now busy preparing the Ship for the next voyage which starts on
Monday 19 August.

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Fact File: On 23 March 1988 the Govenor-General authorised the acquisition of YOUNG ENDEAVOUR and the Ship was formally accepted into the Royal Australian Navy as a non-commissioned vessel for \"services auxiliary to Naval Defence\"

YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Glossary: Course- The lowest and largest square sail and yard on any mast of a sailing vessel. Belaying Pin- A removable wooden, steel or bronze pin that is slotted into a hole in
the Fife or Pin rails and used to secure sheets, halyards and braces.

Thought of the day: The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. Walter Bagehof.

Yours, Aye

John Cowan