Captain's Log
Trans Tasman
16 January 2006


Ahoy Shipmates!Just when I thought things were going well, the weather has done it’sthing – we are now hard on the breeze, motor sailing at a fast 8.5knots, but being pushed well north of our intended track by a fresheasterly breeze. The Youth Crew are experiencing a large Tasman Seaswell from the South West, which is running at 3-4 metres: the surfwill be pumping on the west coast beaches of the North Island ofN.Z…Today after “happy hour” (a “Brasso Day” in fact) we handed(tookdown) some sail as the wind increased, and conducted “rotationaltacksd”. This is a practical exerise aimed at getting the wathcesused to tacking the ship from different stattions, so that whencommand day comes around eveyone knows everybody else’s job.Now a word from returnee Youth Crew Member Anna…Hi Everyone,Missing you all heaps but having a fantastic time on board!! Greatstaff, great crew and pretty good weather – its not too rough whichis fine by me! We havn’t seen land since Friday night and probablywont again until this Friday. We went for a swim in the middleof Tasman Sea yesterday – fantastic!To all those from Picton Swim Team going on the camp on Tuesday -have a great time! Take lots of photos so I can see how much fun youhave. Sorry I cant be there.Chris, I cant wait til our day sail – you’ll love it!!See yas, Love AnnaUntil tomorrow, Shipmates,Yours Aye,ChrisChris GallowayLieutenant Commander, RANCommanding OfficerSTS YOUNG ENDEAVOUR


33°9's / 162°48'e


Wind South East 18KTS