GREAT SAILING WEATHER WITH ALL YOUTH CREW THOROUGHLY ENJOYING THE VOYAGE BOUND FOR PORTLAND. IN THE AFTERNOON YOUNG ENDEAVOUR ANCHORED OFF PORTLAND IN PREPATATION FOR COMMAND DAY. ONCE AT ANCHOR THE FINALSAIL THEORY PRESENTATION AND THE COMMAND DAY BRIEF WAS GIVEN. THE ELECTED YOUTH CREW, CAPTAIN EWAN, XO ANNIE, NAV DAVE FROM RED WATCH, WATCH LEADERS RED – JON, WHITE – MARK, BLUE – LACQUIE, BAT TEAM – KAT, DEL, DAVE (BALD) AND BEN, HELMSMEN GAVIN, COOKS – HUGH, KEZ AND BEC, DECK MURAL – TAMMY JACINTA AND CALEB, HAMMOCK PARTY – JAY, SARAHAND CRAIG. OVERNIGHT THE COMMAND TEAM DEVELOPED THEIR NAVIGATION PLAN AND STRATEGIES FOR ACHIEVING THE 18 TASKS. AT 0800 THE SHIP WAS HANDEDOVER TO YOUTH CREW CAPTAIN EWAN. THEY COMMENCED THE PROGRAMME WITH MORNING BRIEF FOLLOWED BY A FANTASTIC SET OF CLEANING STATIONS INCLUDING POLISHING EVERY BRASS FITTING ONBOARD AND THEN THE BEACH ASSAULT TEAM ROWED ASHORE AND GATHERED 51 FELLOW AUSTRALIANS FROM PORTLAND AND SANG THE NATIONAL ANTHEM ABSOLUTELY MARVELLOUS. COMMAND DAY CONTINUES OVERNIGHT.YOUTH CREW IMPRESSIONSARAH, DUBBO. THE LASS FROM THE COUNTRY ENJOYS NOT BEING SEA SICK ESPECIALLY DURING ROUNDS.JAYNE, NHILL. REALLY ENJOY BEING AT THE HELM WHEN THE SUN SHINES. NOW THE OFFICIAL MUD PILOT.LCDR BRENTON WITTCAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR
NOON POSITIONAT ANCHOR PORTLAND BAY
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