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Dockyard. Weather: Overcast/ Rain, Wind: Southerly, 25 Knots.
1Situation at 13:00-

2The final day of V07 commenced early this morning with a rust scrub of the upper decks. The YC and Staff all turned to on the
upper decks in order to get the Ship ready for our guests and the Half Day Sail. A quick breakfast and morning brief folllowed before we commenced cleaning stations below decks.

At 09:15 all hands were brought on deck to prepare for the arrival of our guests and the official launch of National Youth Week. Some of our guests included the Federal Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, The Hon. Larry Anthony MP and several National
Youth Representatives and Ambassadors including the Pop Duo Shakaya. The launch was conducted by Minister Anthony followed by Shakaya performing their latest single.

At 10:45 with all our guests embarked we sailed from Fleet Base East and proceeded on a two hour cruise of Sydney Harbour. With
many of our guests being dragged onto the lines by the YC we quickly had our sails set for the tour past the Opera House and under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We then tacked the Ship, and reversed our course at 11:30 for our final arrival at 13:00.

V07/03 finished at 13:00 with many of the YC family and friends on the wharf to view our arrival. Minister Anthony kindly offered to present the certificates and awards to the YC and finally with everything finished, it was time for a teary farewell for our YC.

V07 marks the end of an era for STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR. For two years the Ship has been well served by LEUT Aaron (Bullet) Turner,
RAN as the Navigating Officer. He departs the Ship for a posting to HMAS WATSON as a Navigation Instructor. He has been a well liked and thoroughly well respected member of the Staff Crew by both Staff and the many Youth Crews he has been involved with. His departure leaves a large gap in the Ship, and I would like to thank him for all his
efforts and his expert advice throughout the period of my command and wish him well in all his future 'endeavours'.

Thought of the Day: To understand life is to understand ourselves and that is both the beginning and end of education.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

Yours, Aye

John Cowan