Youth 5-day Silver Voyage - Hervey Bay to Brisbane 26th -30th September

From AUD $750.00
  • Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Urangan, Qld

Perfect Duke of Edinburgh Silver Activity!!!

Come sail with the whales on South Passage, Queensland’s tall ship. Create memories that will last a lifetime! Join us as we sail south from Hervey Bay, cross the Wide Bay Bar and head for Moreton Bay. This voyage is specifically designed for young people to experience Adventure Under Sail during their school holidays.

Here’s your chance to experience first hand what it is like to sail a 100 foot ship the traditional way.  South Passage is a sail training ship used to develop sailing and life skills as well as providing a unique and fun-filled adventure against the backdrop of the breath taking scenery of the east coast of Australia.  South Passage is a two-masted 100 foot (30.5m), gaff-rigged schooner.  She is a modern ship, launched in 1993, but built on the design of the 19th century pilot schooners that operated off the east cost of America.  She is sailed the traditional way where everything is done by hand.

This voyage satisfies both the practice and qualifying components of a Silver Adventurous Journey for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Once onboard, you will run the ship under the guidance of your Watch Leader.  Participants are organised in three watches - Red, White and Blue - with usually with between 6 and 8 in a watch. You will be rostered on for periods of two to fours hours.  Each watch works as a team. You will bunk together, eat together and run the ship together when on duty. Of course, there are times when it is all hands on deck with all watches involved.  When on watch, the trainees will rotate around deck duties such as helming, lookout and recording entries in the ship's log and on the chart as well as tacking and gybing when required.

Our crew will teach you how to raise sails, haul in a sheet, tack and gybe.  You can take a turn at the helm and feel the deck lift under your feet as the wind fills the sails.

The cost for this 5-day voyage includes all scrumptious meals, on-board accommodation, training, certificate and insurance whilst on board is only $750. Min age 14 yrs.

DEPARTS:     Great Sandy Straits Marina, 17 Buccaneer Dr, Urangan 

TIME:            Depart approx 8:30 am Sunday 26th September (Boarding 8:00am or the night before)

ARRIVES:     William Gunn Jetty, Wyvernleigh Close, Manly

TIME:            Approximately 4pm Thursday 30th September