Captain's Log
13 November 2000

Young Endeavour is back!

Young Endeavour is back. After a very successful maintenance period, the ship is up and running again, looking spic and span and has got that new car smell. We have made heaps of improvements to the ship, the most noticeable being the replacement of the aft teak deck.24 Youth Crew have joined and they are really enthusiastic about being onboard – days like this remind us what a great job we have giving young Australians an adventure under sail. We also had some special guests to observe the first few hours of sailing and activities, which has really set the tone for our voyage to Eden. They were the Honourable Bruce Scott, Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence and Marcus Blackmore, the newly appointed Chairman of the Board of the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme.As I type this the last of the Youth Crew are making their way down from the lower top after completing the first climb. Everybody is very energetic and raring to go. It should be a great voyage.Speak tomorrowAndrew Davis


33° 50' South / 151° 16'


Situation at 1800: At anchor Hunter's Bay, Balmoral, Sydney Harbour. Wind SE 12 Knots, Temp 19C.