Captain's Log
2 June 2003


Situation at 21:00-At 15:30, with a full Youth Crew of 24 young Australians embarked, voyage 10/03 commenced.We got underway from Mackay Harbourand an hour later anchored off Slade Island. The program started off with tours of the Ship and “Icebreakers”.After a great supper compliments of Chef Stony, Captain John and Executive Officer Luke gave their welcome aboard talks, followed by the safety aloft lecture. The Youth Crew have all just completedtheir first climb aloft, to the lower platform and are enjoying a mug of Kye. Well done to all of them for completing their first challenge.The Staff Crew for the voyage consists of Captain John, XO Luke (Lukish), Navigator Phil (Spanky), Watch Officer Lisa, WhiteWatch Leader Sherri-Lee (Shez), Red Watch Leader Chris (Polly), Blue Watch Leader Simon (Stewy), Engineer Greg (Rags) and Chef Ben (Stony).Overnight the Youth Crew will complete their second climb, this time to the T’Gallant and Topsail yards. They will also undergoinstruction in some of the knots, bends and hitches they will be required to use onboard.YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Fact File: During the voyage from Mackay to Cairns, the Youth Crew will receive instruction in sail theory,navigation, rule of the road, teamwork, and communications. The aim of the program is to deliver life skills through the mechanism of a Brigantine. One of the peak experiences of the voyage will be command day, where the Youth Crew will be given command of YOUNG ENDEAVOUR for a 24 hour period and be assigned a mission of sailing the Ship 70miles.YOUNG ENDEAVOUR Glossary: Yards- The spars that cross the foremast and from which the square sails are carried. The Ship hasthree yards, the Course (lowest and biggest) and the Topsail and T’Gallant(the highest). Brigantine- A Ship that has two masts, withsquare sails carried from the foremast and fore-and-aft sails carried from the mainmast and the stays.Thought of the Day: When you set out to eat an Elephant, remember to take small bites and chew well. Lesley Cowan.Yours, AyeJohn CowanLCDR, RAN 


21°6's / 149°14'e


At anchor off Mackay in position 21 06 S, 149 14 E. Wind: light airs, Temp:23c, Cloud: 8/8.