Leeuwin plain sailing for girls
IT was an all female affair during a recent sail aboard the STS Leeuwin.
During one of the first voyages of the new sailing season, the Leeuwin left port with Sarah Robinson, Angela Lewis and Rachel Norrie running the important roles of captain, first mate and engineer respectively.
Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation chief executive Carol Shannon said it was important to have strong female role models for today’s youth.
“The pride we have in our predominantly female crew is all the greater because both our chief officer and engineer started their careers as Leeuwin Youth Explorer voyage trainees,” she said.
“Angela and Rachel attribute much of their confidence and career achievement to Leeuwin – their positive role models, mentors and personal and professional skill development.”
She said there were opportunities for local youth to join upcoming Youth Explorer voyages, with scholarships of up to $1500 available.
Visit www.sailleeuwin.com for more information.