Young Endeavour concludes circumnavigation of Australia

Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour returned to Fleet Base East in Sydney on Friday 10 March 2017 after completing a 10-month circumnavigation of Australia.

CAPTIONTraining Ship Young Endeavour returns to Fleet Base East, Sydney, after completing a ten-month circumnavigation of Australia. Able Seaman Tara Byrne

Family of the crew were on the wharf to welcome the 24 young crew members home.

The Crew and Youth Crew of Training Ship Young Endeavour show excitement after returning to Fleet Base East, Sydney, after completing a 10-month circumnavigation of Australia. Photo by Able Seaman Bonny Gassner.
The Crew and Youth Crew of Training Ship Young Endeavour show excitement after returning to Fleet Base East, Sydney, after completing a 10-month circumnavigation of Australia. Photo by Able Seaman Bonny Gassner.

Since departing Sydney in May 2016, more than 500 young people have crewed the ship on various legs of the circumnavigation of the continent, developing important leadership and life skills as part of the STS Young Endeavour youth-development program.

The youth-development program has been offering voyages in STS Young Endeavour for nearly 30 years, providing development opportunities for more than 13,000 young Australians, and a further 10,000 youth from organisations supporting those with special needs.

STS Young Endeavour is operated by the Royal Australian Navy.

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Just under 12 months ago, STS Young Endeavour completed a circumnavigation of the globe.

The ship will have just a three-day break in Sydney – and a change of commander – before embarking a new youth crew for a voyage from Sydney to Eden on the NSW south coast, starting on Monday.

For more information on Young Endeavour see: www.youngendeavour.gov.au

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