Leeuwin plain sail­ing for girls

Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

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.

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