Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour on 2009 Australian Circumnavigation

by OldSailor on May 28, 2009

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Sail Training Ship (STS) Young Endeavour is on her 2009 Circumnavigation of Australia.

Some interesting features of STS Young Endeavour and the voyage are:

  • STS Young Endeavour STS_Young_Endeavour_1
    • Gifted by the United Kingdom to Australia to mark the Bicentenary in 1988.
    • Operated and maintained by the Royal Australian Navy.
    • Young Endeavour Youth Scheme (YEYS) was set up in 1988 to manage the associated sail training program.
    • YEYS management and administration is by civilian staff and is located in the ship’s home port of Sydney.
    • Voyages are open to Australians aged 16 – 23.
    • Since 1988, YEYS has provided challenging training voyages to more than 10,000 youth.
    • The vessel completed a circumnavigation of the world during 1992 to represent Australia at celebrations in Europe and America commemorating the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ Voyage of Discovery to the New World.
  • 2009 Circumnavigation of Australia
    • Commenced her six month voyage on May 23 from Garden Island, Sydney.
    • Twenty four young Australians, during this voyage are determined to learn leadership and teamwork skills, increase their self confidence and develop their sense of social responsibility.
    • To visit Brisbane, Bundaberg, Mackay, Airlie Beach, Townsville, Cairns, Darwin, Broome, Exmouth, Fremantle, Esperance, Adelaide, and Williamstown before returning to Sydney in December.
    • At each port she will embark a new youth crew, who will spend 11 to 18 days learning the technical skills required to sail a square-rigged vessel, including helming, navigation, rope handling, working aloft and even command.
    • Ship’s first voyage to the north and west of Australia after eight years.
    • A great opportunity for regional communities to see the ship, visit the ship and to know about YEYS as she sails along the Australian coast.

Here is a photograph of STS Young Endeavour

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View some interesting video clips:

For more details, log on to Young Endeavour Youth Scheme.

All the above photographs are from Young Endeavour Youth Scheme.
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