2016 Ultimate Challenge
Proudly supported by Newman's Own Foundation
In a program unique to Australia, the STS Leeuwin II offers young people with intellectual, sensory and/ or physical limitations a chance to experience the thrill of tall-ship sailing in a safe, fun and supportive environment.
The first Ultimate Challenge was run in 2014, and since then, has helped many youth who otherwise would not be able to experience the exhilaration of a voyage.
The program is focused on social inclusion and gives trainees the opportunity to meet new friends, learn new skills and increase their self-confidence ten-fold.
If you are interested to participate in the 2016 Ultimate Challenge and to apply for a scholarship donated by Newman's Own Foundation, please send us an email with your name, contact details and if you want to come on board as a participant (details of disability) or as a support carer (details of experience in healthcare, disability or educational background).
Participants have the opportunity to meet new friends and learn new skills as they work with their watch group to set the sails, stand watch and steer the ship, with the assistance of the ship's crew, health professionals and support trainees.
We are also welcoming 16 support carers to sail as a trainee and also provide support and assistance when required. As a support carer you will share the learning experience with an inclusive and diverse crew. This is an opportunity for you to contribute and participate in a meaningful way and we welcome passionate people who may or may not have experience in youth, disability, caring, healthcare or similar.
From our previous adventurers!
“From climbing rigging, to setting sails, climbing masts, or cleaning and scrubbing, Bayley will forever cherish this fantastic event in his life. We are so proud that Bayley has discovered that no matter how difficult his Diabetes care can be - he can overcome it and take care of himself”
- Jenny Simonds, mother of Ultimate Challenge participant.
“It was wonderful to be involved in such an activity. To meet life challenges with optimism and enthusiasm is the most valuable lesson I will take away from the whole Leeuwin experience."
- Nick Evans, St John Ambulance Support Carer.