Max Speed for Young Endeavour

The RAN-crewed brigantine STS Young Endeavour has reached her maximum design speed under sail in ideal conditions off Newcastle recently. With wind speeds of up to 45 knots and a four meter swell, the conditions were a challenge for the 21 strong youth crew who had control of the square-rigged tall ship. Despite being pummeled by wind, rain and a passing hail storm, the sailing was exhilarating for the young crew. “It was our roughest day by far, but the youth command team really stepped up,” 19-year old Patrick Kisi…

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Young Endeavour to join the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Fleet

STS Young Endeavour is joining a race on every sailor’s bucket list, the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. While the 44 meter brigantine won’t be chasing line honors, she will play an important support role acting as the standby radio relay ship. Lieutenant Commander Mike Gough, Commanding Officer Young Endeavour said the southern ocean could throw up many perils, so the role of the Royal Australian Navy’s sail training ship was important. “The weather conditions on the southern ocean can be unpredictable and ships can get into trouble,” he…

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