Captain's Log
6 January 2003

Happy Birthday Khalid

Voyage 01/03 commenced this afternoon at 16:00 when YOUNG ENDEAVOUR sailed from Garden Island with a full compliment of YouthCrew embarked. The Staff Crew for the voyage is comprised of: Captain John (Neptune), Executive Officer Aaron (Bullet), Navigator Phil (Spanky), Watch Officer Lauren (Loz), White Watch Leader Michael (Dutchy), Red Watch Leader Chantel (Channie), Blue Watch Leader Luke (Lukish), Engineer Simon (Stewy) and Chef Ben (Stony).After having been ashore for two weeks over Christmas, it is great to be back at sea. They have only been onboard for a few hoursbut already this Youth Crew are looking to be as motivated as any who have gone before them. They have just finished their first climb and all hands went up and over the lower top. They are enjoying a mug ofKye and a slice of birthday cake (congrats Khalid) before the first watch will close up. The lucky Reddies have got the middle (two sleeps-yeah) so shortly they will be getting their heads down for a few hours.Overnight the watches will conduct their second climb, this time out to the yardarms, as well as completing their full valuecontract. Time permitting, they will also practise knots bends and hitches.YOUNG ENDEAVOUR FACT FILE: On the 25th of January, the Ship will celebrate the 15th anniversary of her being presented to Australia by the United Kingdom. Since then, over 6000 young Australians have sailed in YOUNG ENDEAVOUR in all corners of the globe. This year will see the Ship undergoing her half-life refit to ensure that she will be able to continue her role as Australia’s National Tallship dedicated to youth development well into thefuture.YOUNG ENDEAVOUR GLOSSARY: Charlie Noble- The name given to the small chimney, or smoke stack, that services the Galley. Knots-The speed of the ship, wind or current in nautical miles per hour. A nautical mile equals 1852 metres.Thought of the day- The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. Dorothy Nevill.Yours, AyeJohn CowanLCDR, RAN


33° 52' South / 151° 16' East


Situation at 21:00-At anchor in Rose Bay Wind Nor' East 15 gusting 20. Sky 6/8 overcast.