Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour on 2009 Australian Circumnavigation

by OldSailor on May 28, 2009


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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