Youth 4-day Voyage: Sydney to Sydney 11th - 14th December 2023
- Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
- Location: Sydney
A great way to start the school holidays!!
Come Sail on South Passage, Queensland’s tall ship. Create memories that will last a lifetime! Join South Passage as she explores Sydney Harbour and then out through the Heads sailing up to Broken Bay and back!
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.
On voyages, trainees (passengers) run the ship under the guidance of the watch leader and one of the qualified crew. Trainees are organised in three watches named Red, White and Blue usually with between 6 and 8 in a watch. They are rostered for periods of two to fours hours and are in charge of the ship. Each watch works as a team. They bunk together, eat together and run the ship together when they are 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 show 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. No prior sailing experience is required.
The cost for this 4-day voyage is fully inclusive, covering all scrumptious meals, accommodation, training, certificate and insurance whilst on-board. Min age 14 yrs.
Berths are strictly limited.
Book today to secure your berth.
BOARDING LOCATION: King St Wharf No 8 Darling Harbour
BOARDING TIME: 8:30am Monday 11th December 2023
ARRIVAL LOCATION: King St Wharf No 8 Darling Harbour
DISEMBARKING TIME: 4:00pm Thursday 14th December 2023