Kelley Priest will join the
Kelley Priest will join the "lord Nelson' crew on its 4 week journey from the Canary Islands to South Hampton. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

Ocean Shores woman to set sail on the Young Endeavour

OCEAN Shores woman Kelley Priest has been awarded the Tall Ships Award 2016 which will see her travel on the Lord Nelson training ship from the Canary Islands to Southampton in the United Kingdom for 25 days in March.

The Australia-Britain Society award was only open to applicants who had previously travelled on the Young Endeavours World Voyage -something Ms Priest had done twice.

"I didn't really believe it at first," she said.

"I thought I had done badly in the interview.

"Then I jumped up and down and screamed with excitement.

"It was quiet a shock."

The Lord Nelson will have a crew of 40 and the ship is larger than typical young Endeavour vessels, with as many as 25 sails.

Ms Priest will have to do a presentation about her trip at the annual meeting of the Australia-Britain Society at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in August.



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