Friday, 29 April 2011

Potts Point, Young Endeavour

 Young Endeavour is moored in Woolloomooloo Bay at Potts Point. The ship was pledged by the Australian government to serve Australian youth with a unique, challenging and inspirational experience at sea. The Royal Australian Navy operates and maintains the ship, with the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme managing the associated sail training program. Construction on the ship began in May 1986 in Lowestoft, England and she began the long voyage to Australia on 3 August 1987 with a crew which included 24 young people from Britain and Australia. It became a gift from the United Kingdom to the government and people of Australia to mark Australia's Bicentenary in 1988. The ship has made many international voyages since then and participated in major events. It completed a circumnavigation of the world in 1992, which included representing Australia at celebrations in Europe and America commemorating the 500th anniversary of Columbus's Voyage of Discovery to the New World.

31 comments:

  1. This is awesome. Love to see this ship in person. Thanks for the visit!

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  2. Fantastic looking boat and interesting history! Beautiful skies and a terrific capture as always! Have a great weekend, Jim!

    Sylvia

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  3. Wonderful shot of the ship in harbour!

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  4. very nice shot, dearest
    congrats
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  5. Your government is a role model. Always two hands full of water beneath their keel.

    Please have a good Friday.

    daily athens

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  6. lovely scene, pretty sky.

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  7. love the skys in this shot, thanks for sharing

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  8. Finally caught up on the blog backlog!! Great posts as ever Jim. Nice to see Sydney Park in Alexandria - that was my local birding patch a few years back!!

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  9. Looks like good sailing weather in your skies! And what a great experience for the kids who get to participate.

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  10. your skies are always such a brilliant blue! lovely!

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  11. Thanks, TonyC. It's always good to hear about people's experiences in Sydney.

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  12. Beautiful, elegant ship, and interesting history. May she have many more wonderful voyages.

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  13. It would certainly be an experience sailing through Sydney Habour on this vessel.

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  14. What a great scheme! Nice shot too with those blue skies.

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  15. She is so beautiful. And imagine looking out your window and seeing it moored below.

    I crewed on a tall ship in Maine for 4 days. There is nothing like it!
    I hope my Australian grandchildren will someday train on the Young Endeavour.

    P.S. Hope you saw my last two posts. They show the ANZAC Day commemoration at the Jerusalem War Cemetery.

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  16. Beautiful! Nice shot! Wish you a great weekend!

    Irene

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  17. Dina, I hadn't seen it but I will check out immediately. :)

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  18. Are you not watching the royal wedding on TV right now?! :)

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  19. Dina, I started watching a bit of the royal wedding but lost interest fast. :P I just have a passing interest in the historical significance. I don't care much about royalty and don't think they are really relevant to Australia today. :)

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  20. Beautiful ship,nice shot and that's one great gift to cherish.

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  21. thanks for the history that lovely boat.

    amazing shots, as usual.

    have a great weekend!
    betty

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  22. Beautiful ship and a marvelous concept!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  23. Great idea! Beautiful ship. It still looks like beautiful weather there.

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  24. The scene is really beautiful in Potts Point. It is nice to live there.

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