Captain's Log
24 June 2004

Half Day Sail

Yesterday afternoon was enjoyed by many at anchor near Tangalooma in Moreton Bay. A magnificent sunset gave way to a cool evening with the hint of rain. All enjoyed the afternoon ashore, despite thedangers of fast four wheel drives on the beach.This morning Wakey Wakey was piped at 0500 and preparations were made to depart our anchorage which we did shortly after 0600. The three hour passage to the Grain Wharf allowed everyone the chance to enjoy their 90 second showers, breakfast and give the Ship a good clean in preparation for our Half Day Sail.With YOUNG ENDEAVOUR looking ‘Ship Shape in Bristol Fashion’ she came alongside at 0900, and embarked guests from Benleigh Special School and Defence Community Organisation for a three hour sailaround Moreton Bay. The light winds didn’t dampen enthusiasm for the day, and the magical Queensland sunshine made for a delightful motor sail near Mud Island. A pod of dolphins found the smiling facesleaning over the side amusing, and they put on a wonderful display of jumping and waving with their fins much to the delight of everyone.The Ship has just returned alongside the Grain Wharf, and our guests have now departed. The smiles on the faces of the young Australians from Benleigh Special School illustrated the success of the day. A very rewarding aspect of YOUNG ENDEAVOUR’s program that gives the opportunity to share the spirit of the Ship to other people who do not have the opportunity to enjoy a longer voyage with us.Now everyone is busy replenishing supplies before we move the Ship upstream to Bulimba Barracks where we will remain overnightbefore moving to Dockside Marina at Kangaroo Point tomorrow!YOUNG ENDEAVOUR FACT FILE:Voyages are open to all young Australians aged between 16 and 23 years of age. Youth crew members are selected by ballot. 24 youth crew are embarked (12 male, 12 female) each voyage with nine staff crew.THOUGHT OF THE DAY: ‘Better to put a strong fence ’round the top of a cliff, Than an ambulance down in the valley.’ Joseph MalinsYours Aye,Phil GadenLieutenant, RANActing Commanding OfficerYouth Crew Impressions:Jess, 22, BendigoHad a really great time. It’s been fun getting to know lots of new people and experiencing new challenges. Have loved the ocean swims and star gazing. Go white watch!!!Patrick, 22, BrisbaneSailing the oceans is awesome fun. You get to learn heaps of knowledge that you wouldn’t get from any other experience. Awesome crew and awesome memories! Take the challenge, you won’t regret it.Luke, 21, SydneyWhat an adventure! A challenge like no other, where I have learnt as much about myself in 10 days than in 21 years. Grab shell dude!!


27° 23' South / 153° 10' East


Wind light and variable.