SOUTH PASSAGE: The 100-foot gaff-rigged training schooner is coming to Keppel Bay Marina, offering the trip of a lifetime to the Capricorn Coast community.
SOUTH PASSAGE: The 100-foot gaff-rigged training schooner is coming to Keppel Bay Marina, offering the trip of a lifetime to the Capricorn Coast community. Contributed

Tall ship sets sail for Keppel Bay Marina

From The Capricorn Coast Mirror

 

IF YOU have ever pictured yourself sailing off into the horizon on a tall ship, now is the time to make that dream come alive.

Adventure under Sail owns and operates the 100-foot (30.5m) gaff-rigged schooner South Passage.

Designed specifically for 14-17 year olds to experience adventure under sail, more than 40,000 young voyagers have sailed on South Passage since her launch in 1993.

She is sailed in the traditional way. Everything is done manually, there are no winches or mechanical aids. Sails are raised and lowered by hand and every activity requires a number of people working together as a team.

On Saturday, May 24, South Passage will sail into Keppel Bay Marina to offer the trip of a lifetime to the community.

The schooner is a working ship, meaning passengers are encouraged to take part in navigating, helming and hoisting sails.

Those inclined to a more relaxing sail are welcome to sit back and enjoy the ride.

The Sail Training Association of Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation that owns South Passage.

They receive no government funding and rely on voyage fees and community support to enable their unique youth development programs to operate.

The members of the association are volunteers, many with a background in sailing and a desire to make a difference in the lives of young people.

Some members of the association enjoy sailing and working with young people while others are more involved in vital support activities such as maintenance, developing training material, marketing and administration.

South Passage at Keppel Bay

What: Community sail on tall ship South Passage

When: Saturday, May 24

Time: 10am-4pm

Where: Keppel Bay Marina

Cost: Adults $82, children $41

Bookings: 3893 3777 or southpassage.org.au



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