Australian Tall Ships Welcome Chilean Navy to Sydney

August 1, 2019 – Four Australian tall ships, including the Royal Australian Navy operated STS Young Endeavour, have welcomed Chilean Navy Buque Escuela Esmeralda to Sydney today. STS Young Endeavour, James Craig, Soren Larsen and MV Martindale, accompanied by HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Diamantina met the 113-metre long four-masted barquentine outside Sydney Heads and escorted her into the harbour. As she passed Garden Island, Esmeralda fired a 21-gun salute and the Royal Australian Navy responded with a 3-inch saluting gun, a mark of respect between the two navies. Commander Australian…

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Young Endeavour Replacement

April 1, 2019 – The Government is pleased to announce the STS Young Endeavour replacement project is progressing and will be due for consideration by Cabinet later this year. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP said the program is recognized internationally as a leading youth development program, with more than 500 young Australians taking part every year. “More than 13,600 young Australians have participated in the scheme since January 1988,” Minister Pyne said. “After 31 years of dedicated service the Young Endeavour is now approaching the end of…

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Young Endeavour on show at Australian Wooden Boat Festival

February 20, 2019 – Almost 2000 people took the opportunity to step on board the Royal Australian Navy operated sail training ship STS Young Endeavour during the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart. The brigantine sailed from Sydney to Hobart with a returnee crew of 24 young Australians embarked. On the Friday, Young Endeavour joined seven other tall ships on Hobart’s Derwent River for a Parade of Sail from John Garrow light, past the Hobart foreshore to Salamanca. They were joined on the water by hundreds of classic and…

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STS Young Endeavour visits Newcastle

November 1, 2018 – Australia’s national sail training ship, STS Young Endeavour has visited Newcastle where she welcomed aboard students from Kotara High School Special Needs Unit. Although a strong north-easterly wind prevented the tall ship leaving Queens Wharf for a day sail, the youth crew provided ship tours to the local students. Sixteen-year old Dominic Erbacher from Tumut, NSW shared some of his new found knowledge and experiences. “I explained to my group how we set the sails and gave them a run through of the ropes. “We then…

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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 celebrates 30 years

The Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour celebrated 30 years of challenging and inspiring young Australians at Fleet Base East on Thursday 25 January 2018. The day marked exactly 30 years since the Prince and Princess of Wales oversaw the Union Flag and Merchant Naval Red Ensign being replaced by the Australian National Flag and the RAN White Ensign, signifying the ship’s presentation by the United Kingdom to the people of Australia as a ‘living gift’ to mark Australia’s bicentenary. The 30 year celebrations coincided with the…

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Young Endeavour races to 30th birthday

The countdown is on as the Royal Australian Navy operated tall ship Young Endeavour approaches her 30th birthday, with celebrations planned in Sydney. The 44-metre brigantine was the bicentenary gift from Britain to the people of Australia. Commanding Officer Young Endeavour, Lieutenant Commander Mike Gough said the ship was an important gift between the nations. “Young Endeavour was purpose-built by Britain to help Australia celebrate. This generous gift was a big deal at the time and she continues to play an important role in the life of young Australians.” “More…

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