2024 5-day Youth Voyage - Hervey Bay to Manly - 23rd - 27th September 2024

From AUD $1,100.00
  • Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Manly, Qld

Perfect School Holiday Adventure!!!

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 out of Hervey Bay and head along the SE Queensland coast before heading home to Manly. This voyage is specifically designed for young people to experience Adventure Under Sail during their school holidays and can count as both the practice and qualifying Adventurous Journeys for the Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.  It can also be used for the Gold Residential.

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.

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.

BOARDING:   from 5:00pm on Sunday 22nd September 2024

DEPARTS:      8:30 am Monday 23rd September (board by 8:00am if not the night before)

LOCATION:     The Boat Club Marina 1 Buccaneer Dr, Urangan          

ARRIVES:        Approximately 3:00 - 4:00pm Friday 27th September 2024

LOCATION:     William Gunn Jetty, Wyvernleigh Close, Manly