JERVIS BAY, ACT
PAST 24 HOURSSAILING ON A BEAM REACH UNDER THE TOPSAIL AND ALL FORE AND AFT SAILS. AS THE AFTERNOON PROGRESSED THE BREEZE EASED UNTIL AROUND 1600 WHEN THE WIND FRESHENED TO NEAR GALE FORCE AS A LOW WAS FORMING OFF SOUTHERN NSW COAST. ON DECK THE STORMS SAILS WERE BENT ON AND GROUND WAS MADE TO THE NORTH. ALL YOUTH CREW WERE WORKING NOW EXTREMELY WELL AND HAVE SHARPENED THEIR SAIL HANDLING SKILLS ENORMOUSLY. THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT YOUNG ENDEAVOUR RODE OUT THE GALE COMFORTABLY AND AS THE WIND BACKED GROUND WAS MADE TO JERVIS BAY. AFTER SUNRISE THE SHIP ANCHORED AND AFTER BREAKFAST AND MORNING BRIEF EVERYONE WENTASHORE TO ENJOY BEACH SPORTS AND A WELL EARNED BREAK.YOUTH CREW IMPRESSIONSALL IS SWELL ON THE YOUNG ENDEAVOUR VOYAGE TODAY. HELLO TO ALL, FROM BRIE, KYLIE, SHANNON AND TOM. WE HAD A ROUGH NIGHT LAST NIGHT, BUT OF COURSE THAT ADDS TO THE CHALLENGE. WE AWOKE IN JERVIS BAY AND WENT A ASHORE, A GOOD STRETCH OF THE LEGS AND A CHANCE TO SHOW OUR SKILLS AT VARIOUS BALL SPORTS.YOURS AYEBRENTON WITTLIEUTENANT COMMANDER, RANCAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR
SUNNY LIGHT S'LY BREEZE
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STS Young Endeavour is, by the definition and origin of her name, about Aussie youths trying hard to achieve something difficult. This voyage certainly provided that... and then some. A challenging experience from all angles and areas. Yet the Youth Crew prevailed and found success. They should therefore be justifiably proud of themselves for persevering, seeing the silver lining and never wavering in their mission to have a great adventure. I am very proud of all of them and I'm sure you are too!
9 Days ago 23 Youth Crew from all over Australia, came together to sail this vessel, have fun and challenge themselves. They have not only done that, but have faced and overcome fears, and learnt a lot about themselves and each other.
They leave with new skills, improved persistence, resilience and adaptability, as well as generally knowing they are more capable than what they probably thought. And of course, having made great new friends - most probably, friends for life. It never gets old for us staff members, as we truly love our work.
Fair winds and following seas.
Captain Adam Charlie Farley+