Young Leaders of the Sea — Inspiring the Next Generation
Young Leaders of the Sea is a Tasmanian youth development project focused on fostering seafaring skills and an inclusive maritime culture. A partnership with visiting heritage and replica Tall Ships, the project will provide youths (18-23 years), from regional or diverse backgrounds, the opportunity to crew a Tall Ship and embark on an incredible voyage from their home ports to Hobart as part of the 2023 Australian Wooden Boat Festival. #AWBFnextgen
''...no young person should be denied the opportunity of sail training whether disadvantaged by financial, social or other circumstances.'' — Captain Sarah Parry
Promoting Equity, Understanding & Inclusivity through Education
This project seeks to promote equity, cultural understanding and inclusiveness within the seafaring community, providing opportunities that advantage Tasmanian youth through education and pave the way for the next generation of maritime leaders.
An experience of a lifetime, sail trainees will be encouraged by seasoned mentors to ‘learn the ropes’, stretch themselves and pursue personal challenges and goals. On board, they will develop core transferable skills: technical and navigation skills, teamwork and interpersonal skills, problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, adaptability, resilience and leadership. No previous sailing experience is required.
Social and Cultural Outreach
Your support for this initiative not only promotes wooden boats, maritime culture and sustainability but also facilitates ongoing educational, social and cultural outreach programs within the Tasmanian community. Additionally, Young Leaders of the Sea helps to make the AWBF a more socially and age inclusive event.
In order to support AWBF's social and cultural legacy we must establish alternate forms of revenue outside of Government funding and revenue generated on the Festival site.
Your donation will go towards funding:
Your donation can change the life of one young Tasmanian.
Pledge to Support #AWBFnextgen
To pledge your support and provide opportunities to advantage youth and create the next generation of wooden boat and maritime enthusiasts please click on the donate button below.