Captain's Log
14 July 2003

Shelter from the Seas

Situation at 21:00- Voyage 13/03 got underway this morning at 10:00 when, with a full complement of Youth Crew, the Ship sailed from the MackayMarina. As soon as we cleared the harbour we were faced with strong winds and 2-3 metre seas. We shaped a course for Refuge Bay onScawfell Island where we could find good shelter from the seas while we conducted the first day’s program.There were some green faces evident as we made ground towards the anchorage, but nonetheless, each watch completed their safety briefing and tour of the Ship. Despite Chef Polly preparing an excellent meal, lunch was not very well attended. At 15:00 we were safely at anchor and the Youth Crew were receiving instruction in line handling and deck safety from their watch leaders. At 18:00, Chef Polly was pleased to see that supper was better attended thanlunch. The Youth Crew have just completed their first climb aloft. All hands went up and over the lower top and are now enjoying a mugof Kye before the night watches close up. Overnight they will complete their second climb, this time to the Topsail and T’Gallantyardarms. They will also practise their knots, bends and hitches and complete their full value contract agreeing to a standard of conduct and participation during the voyage.The Staff Crew for the voyage is made up of Captain John, Executive Officer Paul (Chooka), Navigator Phil (Spanky), WatchOfficer Mandhi, White Watch Leader Michael (Dutchy), Assistant White Watch Leader Jarrod, Red Watch Leader Ben (Stony), Blue Watch Leader Kirsten, Engineer Greg (Rags) and Chef Chris (Polly).YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Fact File: The Ship is fitted with two 444 kg Stokes cast steel anchors. They are connected to five shackles(450′) of 17.5 mm anchor cable. The Ship has anchored safely in winds over fifty knots.YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Glossary: Naval Pipe- The pipe that connects the cable locker (beneath the twelve-berth cabin) with the capstan onthe foc’sle. The anchor cable passes through the Naval Pipe. Hawse Pipe- The opening (on the foc’sle) in the Ship’s hull through whichthe anchor cable passes outboard of the capstan.Thought of the Day: Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine printand experience is when you don’t. Pete SeegerYours, AyeJohn CowanLCDR, RAN


20° 52' South / 149° 36' East


At anchor in Refuge Bay. Wind: Sou'East at 30 kts, Temp: 21c, Cloud:7/8