Captain's Log
18 March 2005

DUE WEST OF CAPE BANKS

139 47 EASTPAST 24 HOURSFABULOUS SAILING CONDITION AS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR SAILED AWAY FROM THE ANCHORAGE AT ROBE. CLOSE HAULED ON A PORT TACK ALLOWED ALL YOUTH TO EXPERIENCE THE SHEER THRILL OF SAILING. EACH WATCH CONTINUED SETTING AND TRIMMING SAILS AS THE SHIP COMMENCED BEATING TO WINDWARD BOUND FOR PORTLAND, VICTORIA FOR THE NEXT VISIT. THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT YOUNG ENDEAVOUR CLOSED UP TO TACKING STATIONS AND TACKED OR IN SOME CASES WEARED SHIP. SENSATIONAL CLEAR SKIES GREETED EVERYONE TODAY AND AFTER A GRAND SET OF CLEANING STATIONS THE ENGINEER CONDUCTED A VERY LIVELY SET OF ROPE RACES. FOLLOWED STRAIGHT AFTERWARDS WITH THE FIRST INSTALMENT OF SAIL THEORY. ALL THOROUGHLY ENJOYING THE VOYAGE, ALL VERY WELL INDEED.YOUTH CREW IMPRESSIONSCLINTON, STANLEYWHAT AN EXPERIENCE. WE STARTED OFF AS A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS BUT NOW WE ARE A WELL OILED TEAM! WE’VE ALL HAD OUR HIGHS AND LOWS BUT THE HIGHS OUT-NUMBER THE LOWS. THORPIE WOULD SAY IT’S FULLY SICK! CARRIEWOW. WHAT A CHALLENGE MENTALLY PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALY. THE SPEW-O- METER WAS MAXED OUT AFTER DAY THREE AND ITS MOSTLY ALL SMOOTH SAILING NOW. SLOWLY PROWLING OUR WAY AROUND COAST TOWARD PORTLAND FOR ETA SUN MORNING. AND YES THORRPIE IS CORRECT!!!YOURS AYEBRENTON WITTLIEUTENANT COMMANDER, RANCAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR

Latitude/Longitude:

37° 44' South / 139° 47' East

Conditions:

STRONG ESE BREEZE