Voyage a tall order for Tessa
NAVIGATING, scrubbing decks, taking the helm and standing watch were some of the responsibilities Connolly’s Tessa Caramia had during her week aboard a traditional tall ship.
Ms Caramia (21) won a scholarship from the Sir Frank Ledger Trust giving her the experience on the STS Leeuwin II, which she said would help in her ideal career as a youth mental health worker.
“Being part of a Leeuwin voyage has been on my list of aspirations since I was 14,” she said.
“My aim is to support others in finding the bravery it takes to begin making steps towards their dreams.”
The voyage was part of The Leeuwin Foundation’s personal development and leadership programs for young people.
Ms Caramia was exposed to all aspects of sailing a tall ship, including climbing the 33m high main mast to set and furl the sails. For WA batsman Adam Voges and his Australian teammates, taking the No. 1 Test country ranking after winning the series against NZ 2-0. For the Gnangara Mound, with a recent audit showing water levels falling and a decline in the health of bush dependent on the water source.
Tessa Caramia on the STS LeeuwinII.
Batsman Adam Voges of WA.