The Sail Training Association of Queensland Inc.

Adventure under Sail


South Passage – Adventure under Sail

South Passage – Adventure under Sail operates the 100 foot (30.5m) gaff rigged Schooner ‘South Passage’ with a vision to Grow and develop young people through adventure under sail

As a non-profit organisation run by volunteers who receives no government funding we rely on voyage fees and community support i.e. YOUR SUPPORT to enable our unique adventure under sail youth development voyages to operate.

Designed specifically for 14-17 year olds South Passage provides a safe but challenging environment for young men and women to experience adventure under sail and, using the ship as a medium, encourage them to develop their independence, initiative, self-discipline and leadership skills.

South Passage 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. There are no trappings of modern society – as a result our young voyagers have the opportunity to experience life, and themselves, as it was in a much less complicated age. A truly unique sailing and personal development adventure.

We are seeking funds to assist disadvantaged young people to participate and benefit from a voyage on South Passage. At $170 per day a typical 3 day voyage costs $510. Your donation, in combination with others, will enable us to introduce deserving but disadvantaged young people to adventure under sail.

We are also seeking funds to purchase a replacement ships tender to ensure we can continue to safely transfer people between the ship and shore.


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