Captain's Log
Trans Tasman
18 January 2006


Hello Everyone,Well, what a difference a day makes! Over the last 24 hours we havemotor sailed a fantastic 242 NM (400KM) at an average speed of aboutten knots. The sailing is great with the Youth Crew keeping watch andworking the ship.One of the cool things about being the Captain is that you can decidewhat day it is – we missed Ian “Hibbo” Hibbard’s birthday on Monday,so we retarded clocks 48 hours and had a surprise birthday cake forhim. He was – surprised! It is now Wednesday again, and we willadvance clocks another hour tonight to coincide with New Zealandtime. Tomorrow morning early we will lmake landfall on the northernmost point of NZ, and spend the day coasting into the Bay of Islandswhere we should be able to come to anchor in the quarrantineanchorage at historic Russell by sunset.Now a word from Youth Crew Member Megan, from Singleton in theHunter Valley…Good day everyone, it is another beautiful day in the Tasman Sea andwe could not ask for much more. I started the day off by rising atsix to prepare the “Speedy’s Special Breakfast Menu’ for our 30+crew. My voyage has been terrific, a little batch of sea sickness atthe beginning and the excitement of swimming in the Tasman Sea abouttwo days ago. Hopefully tomorrow, touch wood we shall arrive in Opuaand anchor for the night making our way down to Auckland in that timeprobably Sun or Monday we’ll commence our ‘Command Day’ where theyouth crew take command for the day, it will be an eventful day.Anyway that is enough from me, one more thing a Big Happy Birthdayfor my dad, Steve.From MeganUntil tomorrow, Shipmates,Yours Aye,ChrisChris GallowayLieutenant Commander, RANCommanding OfficerSTS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR


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