Join us in Sydney for an exceptional black tie event aboard HMAS Adelaide - the largest ship in the Royal Australian Navy Fleet - to congratulate the captain and crew who sailed the national Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour around the world!
Share stories from their extraordinary journey, enjoy entertainment by the Royal Australian Navy Band, bid on unique experiences during live and silent auctions, and raise funds for Australia's leading youth development program.
On 22 December 2014 the national sail training ship Young Endeavour set sail from Sydney on an epic twelve month circumnavigation of the world - the vessel’s first such deployment in more than 20 years.
More than 200 young Australians joined Young Endeavour, for passages between 18 and 60 days duration. Under the guidance of our specially trained Royal Australian Navy Staff, they sailed the brigantine across the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans, the Mediterranean and the North Seas, and the English Channel.
They sailed the Roaring Forties and the Furious Fifties, rounded Cape Horn and the Cape of Good Hope, faced gale force conditions at the Straits of Gibraltar, and raced in the 2015 Tall Ship Races. Two crews represented Australia at the Centenary of Anzac commemorations at Gallipoli.
Following 26 port visits in 17 countries the brigantine returned to Australia at Fremantle on 22 December 2015, and will sail through Sydney Heads to complete the circumnavigation on 17 March 2016.
The World Voyage crew join more than 12,000 youth who have completed the internationally recognised Young Endeavour Youth Development Program since Young Endeavour was gifted to Australia in 1988. A further 10,000 guests from organisations supporting youth with special needs have joined a day sail.
The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme continues to provide young Australians aged 16-23 with a unique, challenging and inspirational experience at sea aboard Young Endeavour. Our voyages increase self-awareness, develop teamwork and leadership skills, and foster a strong sense of community spirit and inclusion.
Your support ensures we can provide these opportunities to a diverse range of young Australians, now and into the future.
HMAS Adelaide - The newest ship in the Royal Australian Navy
HMAS Adelaide is the newest of the two Canberra class Amphibious Assault Ships otherwise known as a Landing Helicopter Dock - the largest ships ever constructed for the Royal Australian Navy. HMAS Adelaide was commissioned on 4 December 2015.
The Canberra class Amphibious Assault Ships provide the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with one of the most capable and sophisticated air-land-sea amphibious deployment systems in the world, contributing directly to the defence of Australia and its national interests, and allowing the ADF to provide large-scale humanitarian assistance and disaster relief both at home and in our region.
In addition to the capability to land a force of over 1,000 embarked personnel along with all their weapons, ammunition, vehicles and stores via landing craft and helicopters, Adelaide contains a medical facility which would rival some regional hospitals equipped with two operating theatres, an eight bed Critical Care Unit, and dedicated areas to accommodate pathology and radiology services, x-ray, pharmacy and dental facilities.
For more information visit the Royal Australian Navy website.