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Youth Crew at the Helm Join a crew of young Australians and embark on a life-changing 11-day journey – learning not only how to sail a square-rigged tall ship, but how to lead, support others and work together as a team. 

Be prepared to face your fears, push yourself out of your comfort zone and discover how you rise to the challenges you face. By the end of the voyage you and your fellow youth crew will take command of the ship and put your newly developed skills to the test.

Create an account to apply for voyages, or keep reading for more information.

2021 Voyage Schedule

The voyage schedule for May – December 2021 is now live, and will take place in Queensland, Victorian and New South Wales waters. We run a ballot (a bit like a lottery) to offer berths to applicants – if you’re successful in the main round you’ll receive an offer in early May 2021, otherwise you’ll remain on the wait list should berths become available in the coming months.

There’s no cost to apply. Register now and choose your preferred voyages dates to enter the ballot.

A tip – the more voyages you select, the better your chance of being offered a berth! 

Why Young Endeavour?

Youth Crew on Deck

Our program is internationally recognised for the opportunities it provides young Australians. We’ve been sailing for more than thirty years and embarked more than 14,000 youth crew!

The challenges you will face on board will help you learn more about yourself and give you the skills to help face challenges in everyday life.

You will:

  • - Grow your self-confidence
  • - Learn to work in a team
  • - Build the skills to be a leader
  • - Leave phones & social media behind
  • - Make new friends for life
  • - Experience an adventure at sea 
  • - See spectacular parts of Australia

COVID-Safe Voyaging

We have developed a number of COVID-19 safe measures to allow voyages to resume as safely as possible. These include embarking only 18 youth crew members, and undertaking mandatory COVID testing 72 hours prior to departure. Read more about the safety measures.

At this time main round offers will be made to applicants residing in NSW, QLD, VIC and ACT. Applicants from WA, NT, TAS and SA can apply for voyages, but will remain on the waiting list until restrictions are lifted.

Eligibility Criteria

Youth Crew on Deck To apply you need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident and be:

  • - In good general health
  • - Weigh less than 120kg
  • - Able to swim 50 metres
  • - Between the ages of 16-23 (when your voyage sets sail)

Want to know more? Check out the links below

FAQs               Voyage Fees              Testimonials                Facebook                

Are you a parent, caregiver or guardian? Find out more information about the program and visit the FAQ page for more information.     

Keen to sail in 2022? We are currently planning next year's program. Subscribe to our enewsletter to be notified when new voyages are announced.