Captain's Log
27 October 2002

Sea Watches

Situation at 20:00- Today has been another full on day with non-stop activity from start to finish. At 06:30 all hands were called on deck for a lightjog and some other early morning activities. At today\’s morning brief, the origin of a Ship\’s figurehead was explained by the SaltySea Dog Damo. Engineer Rags made quite a harvest during his morning rounds and the scran bag was filled to bursting.After happy hour(Brasso Day) all hands were ferried ashore to the beach where the watches conducted their mid-voyage talks. There was ample time left over to enjoy a game of poison ball (the Staff Crewwere victorious) and have a swim. Back onboard, Chef Stony had prepared a magnificant Barbeque and all hands were soon elbows deep in Prawn, steak and Kebabs.After lunch Captain John delivered a lecture on the theory of sailing. Once that was completed, the Ship weighed anchor and carried out demonstration and rotational tacks where the theory lessons wereput into practise. After several hours of sailing in and around Jervis Bay, YOUNG ENDEAVOUR returned to anchor. The Youth Crew will remain closed up in their sea watches tonight while they conduct several team building exercises. We are hoping for improved weather tomorrow as we shape a course South for Eden.YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Fact File: The Staff Crew consists of 13 members of the Royal Australian Navy. They come from all occupations and sub- specialisations within the Navy and represent a wide range ofexperience and qualifications. A typical posting to YOUNG ENDEAVOUR lasts two to three years. All Staff Crew are volunteers who have been selected after undergoing suitability assessment onboard andbackground checks to ensure their suitability to work with young people.YOUNG ENDEAVOUR GOLSSARY: Fisherman-A quadrilateral staysail set from one of the upper stays leading between the two masts, primarily used for on the wind sailing.Mainsail-The largest fore-and-aft sail carried onboard. It is flown from the mainmast and sometimes called the Spanker.Thought of the day: Thunder is good. Thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does all the work. Mark TwainYours, AyeJohn Cowan


35° 8' South / 150° 44' East


At anchor in Jervis Bay - Wind Sou\'East at 25 kts. Sea State 2, Sky overcast.