Youth 8-day Voyage - Sydney to Brisbane 6-13 January 2022
- Duration: 8 Days (approx.)
- Location: Sydney
Perfect Duke of Edinburgh Gold Activity!!!
Come Sail on South Passage, Queensland’s tall ship. Create memories that will last a lifetime! Join South Passage on her voyage north from Sydney to Brisbane. Possible stops along the way include Broken Bay (Refuge Bay - site of significant historical interest and a beautiful waterfall), Newcastle Harbour and Broughton Island, Coffs Harbour and Southport.
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.
The cost for this 8-day voyage is fully inclusive, covering all scrumptious meals, accommodation, training, certificate and insurance whilst on-board. Min age 16 yrs.
Berths are strictly limited.
Book today to secure your berth.
DEPARTURE LOCATION: King Street Wharf No 8, Darling Harbour, Sydney
DEPARTURE TIME: Approx 8:00 am Thursday 6th January
(Most participants prefer to board the evening before)
ARRIVAL LOCATION: William Gunn Jetty, Manly, Brisbane
ARRIVAL TIME: Approx 4:00 pm Thursday 13th January