Captain's Log
3 July 2011


Ahoy there everyone,Well it was an eventful night with the Youth Crew in Command of STS Young Endeavour. Starting from 1300 hours yesterday the official changing of control from the staff to the youth crew was signified by a short ceremony on which I was given the captain’s hat, telescope and orders.We travelled through the night heading for the way points but were restricted due to the weather. The light south easterly had made it difficult to reach some of the way points so after consideration we chose to tack the ship and head south. All was well until the wind had a difference of opinion, and allowed us to have a closer look at Barrenjoey Head. We were therefore approaching our 2 nautical mile safety distance and were required to change course late in the night.The call for all hands to tack the ship had seen some youth zombies stumble to the upper deck. However with good preparation and training from the staffies it had allowed us to work together effectively and were soon back on course heading for Sydney Heads through 6 of the 8 way points.After reaching the final way point at 0515 we had a clear view of the approaching sunrise as we were travelling through the Heads. Little Manly Point is our current anchorage position overnight until early tomorrow morning. After a very nice wakey wakey call (In the Navy) chosen by a few of the surviving crew, we presented our thrilling morning brief. Following this happy hour and a group photo of all youth crew on the yards saw the successful completion of all tasks.Following an Aussie true blue themed lunch with a sigh of relief, it was time to hand back the ship back to its rightful and deserving crew. All in all it was a great success and a job well done by all members of the Youth Crew.Tomorrow we have a plan to have a memorable experience during the half day sail with the youth from Eastwood Special Needs School around the beautiful Sydney HarbourUntil tomorrow eveningYours ayeYouth Crew Captain Cassie 


33°48's / 151°17'e


2300 at anchor - Weather scattered cloud, Wind N 12 knots, Swell nil, Temperature 22 degrees, Barometer 1020 hpa