At the beginning of 2015, I had never sailed a day in my life and had no real inclination to change that fact. Spending long periods of time in a damp, leaky tub really held no appeal for me.
This should have been written a long time ago, before my memory of events had faded.
To me sailing is freedom, to power though the water with nothing but the wind in your sails is pure bliss, to know you are at the mercy of the elements is thrilling.
In 2015 I was fortunate to be selected to receive a scholarship from the NSW SES Volunteers Association to travel on the Young Endeavour as part of the World Voyage.
I had the privilege of bringing our ship home to Australia from the World Voyage, and what an honour that was.
I first heard of the YEYS when I was in year nine. Fast forward four years and I’d just received my acceptance email for V19/16 from Fremantle to Esperance!
Had my sister not sailed before me, I might have thought that it wasn't for me,
St Andrew’s Anglican College School’s Blog Spot on Samuel Rieger Sailing on Voyage 12/17 on the Young Endeavour
The STS Young Endeavour is not just a ship to me. To me she is a new opportunity, another home, and an adventure for so many young Australians, such as myself.
I have had the privilege of sailing on the Young Endeavour twice: the first time was way back in 2004 and the second was in 2015 as part of the second World Voyage.