Happy winter to you!

Keep your eyes open for the Young Endeavour and crew as they make their way around Australia for the ship’s first circumnavigation in eight years. We are very excited to be visiting the Northern Territory and Western Australia this year and hope to see you at an Open Day soon.

  Apply for Voyages in 2010

We are now accepting applications for voyages departing from Sydney, Newcastle, Williamstown, Hobart, Brisbane, Bundaberg and Mackay between January and July 2010.

If you are aged 16 – 23 apply now at www.youngendeavour.gov.au. Applications close 31 August 2009.

If you have already sailed, why not forward this newsletter to a friend and encourage them to apply for a voyage?

  Open Days: Young Endeavour

Visit the Young Endeavour as she sails around Australia during 2009.
All Open Days are from 1-4pm and are free.

Airlie Beach Saturday 11 July
Cairns Thursday 6 August
Darwin Tuesday 25 August
Broome Saturday 26 September
Exmouth Friday 9 October
Fremantle Saturday 24 October
Williamstown Sunday 29 November

If you would like to help out at the Open Days, please email amy.osborne@defence.gov.au.

  Young Endeavour Merch

Contact 1800 020 444 to order

T-shirts $27
Striped Jersey $99
Key ring $5
Beanie $19
Plaque $34
Cap $24
Mug $18

  Young Endeavour Gets Social
You may have noticed that many former youth crew are sharing photos and stories of Young Endeavour voyages on social sites such as Facebook. Currently one of these groups has over 900 friends. Check it out or post your photos at www.youngendeavour.com.au.
Life after a Young Endeavour Voyage

We asked some youth crew to share their thoughts on how a voyage inspired them or (drum roll please….!) changed their lives! and received some great responses:
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Ship’s staff

Lieutenant Trish Williams : Training Officer / Watch Officer / Watch Leader 

What were you doing before joining Young Endeavour?
I joined the Young Endeavour in December 2007 after spending 10 months on HMAS Manoora as an Officer of the Watch. I have been in the Navy for six years and have had postings on HMAS Stuart, Parramatta and Warrnambool. Prior to joining the Navy I have done various jobs, from white water rafting guide on the Tully River in North Queensland to 4WD tour guide out of Darwin and front office management at hotels around Australia. Loved travelling back then and with Young Endeavour I still do.
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Sailing on the Strait

Ethan Jones was sponsored by Hungry Jacks to sail from Melbourne to Adelaide in November 2008 and survived an exciting sail – including hitting his head several times on the bunk above him while conquering the Bass Strait!
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New Staff at Young Endeavour

It’s that time of year when we say goodbye to many of the Young Endeavour Staffies and welcome some new (and not so new!) people onboard.

Ian Fisher completes his secondment as Executive Director of the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme in July when Stephen Moss returns.

Jennifer Reilly has joined the team to job share with Amy Osborne as the Marketing and Communication Manager.

Adam Farley - replaces Jazz as the Navigation Officer and joins us from Mine Hunters.

Andrew "Kenny" Calender - joins as Communications Officer and relief XO.

David "Taffy" Evans - Taffy replaces Jay onboard as the Senior Bosun.

Josh Bignell - replaces Sumo as the 2nd Engineer.

Belinda Wyard - Bel is onboard as the 2nd bosun and ships Safety Equipment Officer.

Penny Watson - joins us from Hydrographic ships in Cairns and is onboard as the Navigator's Yeoman.

Dan Milberg - joins us in July and is replacing Pete as the Shore Administrator.

Shayne Firth - this is Shayne's second posting to Young Endeavour and he joins as the 3rd Bosun and will also be doing Shore Administration.

Donovan "Dutchie" Van Putten - joins us from HMAS Yarra and will learn the reins to take over as Training Officer.

Excited and Terrified!

The prospect of sailing on the STS Young Endeavour for an 11 day voyage from Townsville to Cairns is stirring some mixed emotions in the two soon-to-be crew members from SKILLED Group, an Admiral 100 Club member.

Twenty-one year old Alece Tully is excited and terrified all at once. The branch coordinator for SKILLED’s Mount Gambier branch in South Australia has dipped her toe into adventure before, having tried abseiling, rock-climbing and skiing, however the Young Endeavour trip will really take Alece out of her comfort zone and this is the part she is looking forward to the most.
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Continue with the Adventure

Looking for more adventure after you have been on Young Endeavour? Adventure Racing might suit you to a T! There are organised races all over the country, and indeed, the world, and usually they are a team event involving mountain biking, running, kayaking; sometimes in very challenging terrain.
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Young Carers Get Onboard

Rothschild Australia sponsors an annual berth aboard the Young Endeavour. Our berth is made available to young carers coordinated by Carers NSW.

"We are especially pleased that people we sponsor to partake in a voyage on the Young Endeavour find the experience rewarding and they come away with new friends, more confidence and the "can-do" attitude to progress in life," said David Wood, Chairman of the Rothschild Australia Charity Committee.
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Port Macquarie Rugby Club Leaders Get Onboard

Eclipse Prudent Mortgage, a long term member of the Admiral 100 Club, partner with the Port Macquarie Rugby Club and offer a Young Endeavour voyage to the winner of the Junior Club Man of the Year Award.
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