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PAST 24 HOURSFABULOUS AFTERNOON ON THE BEACH AT COFFS HARBOUR, NSW. ALL YOUTH CREW THEN HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE THE LOCAL AREA BEFORE RETURNING ONBOARD FOR A ‘TEAK DECK BBQ’. THE EVENING ACTIVITIES INCLUDED THREE WAY TALKS TO DEVELOP PUBLIC SPEAKING IN A FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT FOLLOWED BY THE ANCHOR WATCH BRIEF BEFORE CLOSING UP OVERNIGHT ON HOURLY ANCHOR WATCH TRICKS. THE NATIONAL ANTHEM WAS ACCOMPAINED BY A SOLO GUITARIST WHICH CAPTURED EVERYONES SPIRITS AT 0800. YOUNG ENDEAVOUR SAILED FROM COFFS HARBOUR AND IS MAKING GROUND SOUTH. ALL WELL AND CERTAINLY REINVIGORATED AFTER THE OVERNIGHT BREAK. YOUTH CREW IMPRESSIONSJACK. MELBOURNE.AFTER A WELL NEEDED ANCHOR AND RECOVERY AT COFFS HARBOUR MYSELF AND MOST OF THE CREW ARE OVER THE DREADED SEASICKNESS NOW WE ARE ALL IN PREPARATIONS TO TAKE OVER ON COMMAND DAY.BRENDON. BUNDABERG.IT ALL STARTED OF SO WELL, UNTIL I CLIMBED UP THE TOPSAIL TO HELPUNDO THE SAIL AY NIGHT TIME ON THE SEA. I THEN REALISED I AM STILLAFRAID OF HEIGHTS, BUT GOOD ON ME FOR HAVING A GO, I SAY.DAVE. MELBOURNEAT THE MOMENT IM TRYING TO THINK OF A WORD TO DESCRIBE THE VOYAGE BUT IT IS TO HARD TO EVEN PUT INTO WORDS THE THINGS WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED IN SUCH A SMALL AMOUNT OF TIME. THE YOUTH GROUP ARE JUST FANTASTIC AND THE YOUNG ENDEAVOUR STAFF ARE EVEN BETTER. EVEN RAGS. 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+