Smooth sailing for Young Endeavour
SETTING foot back on dry land, Callum Napier admitted he felt a little shaky for the first few steps.
One could understand after hearing that the Injune native, who had never sailed, had just reached port after spending 10 days aboard the 144ft Young Endeavour tall ship sailing from Mackay to Brisbane.
The Young Endeavour youth scheme is a not-for-profit organisation which runs team-building and leadership voyages for young Australians keen to broaden their horizons.
Callum boarded the ship in Mackay on September 16, spending an eventful 10 days sailing with a crew of 24 students and 12 staff.
“It was an amazing experience, a once-in-alifetime trip, if I had the chance to do it again I definitely would in a heartbeat,” he said.
“I think one of my highlights from the trip was the day we travelled to the islands, Middle Percy and Lady Musgrave.”
The crew were taught the ship’s processes, before being handed the reins for 24 hours where they were in sole control.
SAILOR: Callum Napier on the last day of the voyage.