YOUNG ENDEAVOUR ANCHORED OFF GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND AND THE COMMAND DAY BRIEF WAS GIVEN TO ELECT THEIR OWN COMMAND TEAM SAIL, THE SHIP TO THE PILOT POARDING GROUND OFF GLADSTONE AND COMPLETE AS MANY TASKS ASPOSSIBLE. THE ELECTIONS WERE HELD ASHORE ON THE BEACH AND THE FOLLOWING YOUTH CREW WERE ELECTED:YOUTH CREW CAPTAIN STEVEN, XO STEPH, NAVIGATORS, MICHAEL AND PETER,WATCH LEADERS, RED WATCH CLAIRE, WHITE WATCH KATHERINE AND BLUE MATTHEW, GALLEY CHEFS, CLAIRE S. CATHERINE, AMELIA AND TAHNA, BEACH ASSAULT TEAM (BAT) HUGH, NORMAN, CALEB AND NEIL. OFFICIALS ANITA AND ELIZABETH REMAINDER SUPPORTED THE VARIOUS WATCHES.CONGRATULATIONS TO YC CAPTAIN STEVEN AND HIS TEAM AND WE WISH THEM ALL THE SUCCESS ON THEIR DAY. COMMAND DAY COMMENCED AT 0900 ONFRIDAY. THE COMMAND DAY REPORT WILL BE PROVIDED ON SATURDAYS CAPTAIN’S LOG.YOUTH CREW IMPRESSIONSCLAIRE, QLD. EXCEEDED ALL EXPECTATIONS.HUGH, VICTHIS EXPERIENCE HAS BROKEN ALL THE BOUNDARIES OF MY EXPECTIONS. ALTHOUGH THE TRIP STARTED IN A SEA SICK WAY THE REST OF THE TRIP WAS ONE OF THE BEST EXPERIENCES OF MY LIFE. ON THE YOUNG ENDEAVOUR I HAVELEARNT SO MANY USEFULL SKILLS THAT WILL DEFINIATLY AID ME THROUGH THE REST OF MY LIFE AND HELP ME BE A BETTER PERSON. I’V HAVE LEARNT NEW SKILLS OF TEAM WORK, FRIENDSHIP AND HUMOUR. JESSE, VICI CAME ONTO THIS TALL SHIP NOT KNOWING WHAT TO EXPECT. IM LEAVING THIS TALL SHIP TOMMORROW WITH THE BEST MEMORYS ANDEXPERIENCES OF MY LIFE. I STARTED OFF BEING VERY SEA SICK AND NOT ENJOYING MYSELF, BUT SOON GOT OVER THE SICKNESS AND WENT TO TWOBEAUTIFULL ISLANDS AND MEET ALOT OF WONDERFULL PEOPLE. YOURS AYEBRENTON WITTLIEUTENANT COMMANDERCAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR
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