MOTOR SAILING EASTERN BASS STRAIT
PAST 24 HOURSYESTERDAY AFTERNOON YOUNG ENDEAVOUR WEIGHED ANCHOR AND MOTOR SAILED CLEAR OF TWOFLOLD BAY EDEN. ON DECK LINE AND SAIL SETTING DRILLS PROGRESSED WELL BEFORE ALL WATCHES CLOSED UP TO TACKING STATIONS OFF GREEN CAPE. AFTER COMPLETING A GOOD SET OF DRILLS WATCHES CLOSED UP FOR THE PASSAGE ACROSS BASS STRAIT. THE SHIPS MOTION PROGRESSIVELY CAUSED SOME YOUTH CREW TO EXPERIENCE SEA SICKNESS.FORTUNATELY FELLOW SHIPMATES ARE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON THEMPROVIDING THE CARE AND SUPPORT REQUIRED. MORNING BRIEF PROVIDED AN INCITE INTO THE DAYS PROGRAM AND AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL WATCHES TO WISH HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO RENNIE.YOUTH CREW IMPRESSIONSWENDY, QLD: ALREADY, THIS VOYAGE HAS BEEN AN EXTREMELY CHALLENGING AND REWARDING EXPERIENCE. LITTLE SLEEP, SEA SICKNESS, GETTING UP AT 4AM, TRYING NOT TO FALL OUT OF BED, EXTREME COLD AND WIND BUT THE FRIENDSHIPS AND BONDS BEING FORMED ARE WELL WORTH IT. EACH DAY IS FRESH AND EXCITING AND FULL OF NEW THINGS TO LEARN. YOURS AYEBRENTON WITTLIEUTENANT COMMANDER, RANCAPTAIN STS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR
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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+