Smooth sail­ing for Young En­deav­our

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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.

PHOTO: FILE

SAILOR: Cal­lum Napier on the last day of the voy­age.

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