Set sail with the Young Endeavour
YOUNG men and women from the North Coast have the chance to set sail with the tall ship STS Young Endeavour.
The ballot, which is open to all young Australians aged 16-23 years, closes on October 5.
The 2016 Youth Development Voyage sets sail in January next year.
The ship will return to Australia from a round-the-world voyage later this year and commence her next voyage from Fremantle, stopping at Esperance, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane and finally Gladstone.
The Young Endeavour was a gift from the United Kingdom to the people of Australia to mark the Bicentenary in 1988. More than 12,000 young Australians have voyaged on the Young Endeavour over the past 25 years.
The Government decided that the Royal Australian Navy would operate and maintain the ship, and that the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme would be set up to manage the associated sail training program.
As Australia's sail training flagship, Young Endeavour participates in major events in Australia and around the world.
For more information on the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme and to apply for voyages about the STS Young Endeavour go to https://www.youngendeavour.gov.au/