Captain's Log
17 June 2002

Welcome Captain John

Current situation at 2000: .After the busy pace of the last voyage, YOUNG ENDEAVOUR was able to enjoy a relaxing weekend in Brisbane. The ship was open to visitors on Saturday 15 June and 250 guests took advantage of the opportunity to have a close inspection of the upper decks and Youth Crew accommodation (YC). Many thanks to the returnees who volunteered their time to act as tour guides.Our new YC joined us this afternoon and we got underway as planned at 1600 with numerous family members and friends on hand to wish us Bon Voyage.Tonight we will remain at Bulimba which will allow the YC the opportunity to get to know the ship and each other. As I write this, the YC are already learning to climb aloft. Later tonight the watches will be set and further instruction in climbing and sail handling will see the time fly past all too quickly.The Staff Crew for this Voyage to Bundaberg comprises of Nath -XO, Paul (Chooka) – Navigator, Luke – Watch Officer, Aaron (Bullet)-White Watch Leader, Chris (Polly) – Blue Watch Leader,Chantal (Channie) – Red Watch Leader, Simon (Stewy) – Engineer, Karen (Kaz) – Chef, and Micheal (Dutchy) – Boatswain.Upon arrival in Brisbane last Thursday the Executive Director of the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme, Margaret Powell, made several presentations on behalf of the Chairman of the Advisory Board, Marcus Blackmore AM. Nathan Jacobsen was presented with a very well deserved commendation from the Board. Paul Barrie and Luke Marthick received their endorsement for Square Rig to their Bridge Watchkeeping Certificates. Karen Daubney, Chris Pollock, and Paul Barrie each recieved their Watch Leader Certificates.The last presentation was a Board Commendation to LCDR Andrew Davis, the outgoing Captain of YOUNG ENDEAVOUR. He was presented this award in recognition of the magnificent job he did in bringing the ship and the youth development program to the high state that it now is. It was largely through Andrew’s efforts that YOUNG ENDEAVOUR enjoys an enviable reputation as the national leader for youth development through sail training.Yours, AyeJohn Cowan


27° 26' South / 153° 4'


Alongside at Bulimba in Brisbane River.Wind calm, temp 14C.