27 young Australians from five states and territories will arrive at Brisbane onboard Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour on Wednesday, having completed an 11 day adventure at sea, sailing the brigantine from Gladstone.
FILE PHOTO: Royal Australian Navy-operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour. ADF photo.
STS Young Endeavour will come alongside HMAS Moreton, Apollo Road, Bulimba, around 10am Wednesday 3 October, where the crew will be met by family and friends for an end-of-voyage presentation.
During the voyage, participants were disconnected from social media and developed communication, teamwork and leadership skills as they learned to sail the tall ship.
Skills learned included how to navigate, keep watch, cook in the galley, take the helm and climb the 30 metre mast to work aloft, setting and furling sails.
Young Endeavour Program participants are encouraged to explore personal and team goals during each voyage and many become more confident and self-aware, developing skills for life.
Now in its 30th year, the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme, in partnership with the Australian government and the Royal Australian Navy, has provided challenging training voyages for 13,300 young Australians aboard Young Endeavour.
Voyages are open to all Australians aged 16-23. Applications for voyages in 2019 are now being accepted at www.youngendeavour.gov.au
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