STS Young Endeavour

STS Young Endeavour arrives in Cape Town to complete Voyage 7 of the 2015 World Voyage.
Commanding Officer
Type
Sail Training Ship
International Callsign
VMGW
Home Port
Builder
Brooke Marine Ltd
Launched
2 June 1987
Dimensions & Displacement
Displacement 239 tonnes
Length 44 metres
Beam 7.8 metres
Draught 4.0 metres
Performance
Speed 14 knots (under sail)
Complement
Crew
  • 10
  • 24 youth trainees
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STS Young Endeavour is Australia's sail training flagship. Young Endeavour to the people of Australia by the British government in 1988, as a gift to celebrate Australia's bicentenary.

Although operated by the Royal Australian Navy, Young Endeavour is primarily used to provide sail training to Australian youth through the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme.

Up to 24 young Australians embark on each voyage and participate in the internationally recognised program, delivered by the Navy staff crew. Since 1988, over 13,000 young Australians have participated in the program, which develops teamwork, leadership, communication, resilience and instils a sense of community responsibility.

Image courtesy Young Endeavour Youth Scheme.
Image courtesy Young Endeavour Youth Scheme.
STS Young Endeavour underway off the east coast of NSW as she makes her way back to her home port of Sydney.
STS Young Endeavour underway off the east coast of NSW as she makes her way back to her home port of Sydney.