Thanks to The Association of Sail Training Organisations, our cadet Lewis Haig will be jetting off to sail with the Australian Navy as part of an International Exchange programme.
Chosen from applicants from across the UK, Lewis impressed the interview panel in London and has secured a scholarship to sail on the impressive 44 metre Young Endeavour. The scholarship will allow Lewis to travel to Australia and complete two consecutive 10 day voyages on board the Australian brigantine. Working with a professional Navy crew, he will act as an Ambassador for sail training in the UK, learning from them and bringing this knowledge back to sail training organisations at home.
Sailing around the Gold Coast and Whitsunday Islands, Lewis’ first voyage will set sail from Cairns and travel south to Airlie Beach. His second voyage sails from Airlie Beach, travelling further south to Gladstone.
Excited about the opportunity, Lewis said, “I still can’t believe that ASTO have chosen to send me to Australia and sail on board Young Endeavour. When I got the call to tell me I was going I was in complete shock and didn’t know how to react. I can’t wait to get out there, meet the crew and prepare to start an incredible adventure!”
We wish Lewis all the best in his fantastic adventure and we can’t wait to hear all about it!
You can read more about the Young Endeavour on their website http://www.youngendeavour.gov.au/