SETTING SAIL: The tall ship South Passage will be moored at Keppel Bay Marina this weekend.
SETTING SAIL: The tall ship South Passage will be moored at Keppel Bay Marina this weekend. Stuart Webber

South Passage ship arrives at Keppel Bay

HEAD to the Keppel Bay Marina this Saturday evening and you'll see the tall ship South Passage moored majestically in the water.

Keppel Bay Marina General Manager Kylie Smith said South Passage will moor right here at Rosslyn Bay, Yeppoon.

"South Passage will sail into the marina on Saturday night and anyone along the Capricorn coast at the time will be treated to quite a spectacular sight as this beautiful tall ship sails into visit us.

"Besides being able to view this tall ship beauty locals will also be able to book a seat on the South Passage's Sunday day cruise, and purchase a picnic lunch package from Waterline Restaurant to take on board,” Ms Smith said.

South Passage Sailing Master Robyn Elkington said the crew of volunteer sailors were looking forward to visiting the Capricorn coast and welcoming visitors on board Sunday.

"Our visit to the Keppel Bay Marina will mark the end of a four day voyage from Bundaberg, out to Lady Musgrave Island and then on here to Yeppoon.

"We hope that the locals will come join us on our 100 foot schooner and bring their picnic lunch for a unique day of sailing from 10am-4pm on this magnificent ship, prices are really reasonable starting at $60 for children,” Ms Elkington said.

The South Passage was set up as a not-for-profit boat set up for adventures and education and it's fully crewed by volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of young people.

The young people of Park Avenue State School Rockhampton will get quite the nautical education when they find their sea legs on the vessel.

"Our trip to the Capricorn Coast will finish up with the Park Avenue State School in Rockhampton coming for a sailing adventure with us on the Monday.

"After we drop them home to the Keppel Bay Marina, it will be time for us to pull up anchor and head for home,” Ms Elkington said.

If you would like more information about the South Passage and their sailing programs and education or you would like to book a spot on the South Passage day cruise leaving from Keppel Bay Marina this Sunday visit their website: http://southpassage.org.au/-

upcomingvoyages or contact (07) 3983 3777.



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