2016 Ultimate Challenge - supported by Newman's Own Foundation
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 trainee (details of disability) or as a support trainee (details of experience in healthcare, disability or educational background).
The Leeuwin is very proud to be the only tall ship in Australia to offer this unique ocean adventure voyage specifically designed for young people with a limitation preventing them from sailing on a standard voyage.
“From climbing rigging, to setting sails, climbing masts, cleaning and scrubbing, talent shows, egg experiments and an interesting need to listen to Croatian music, Bayley will forever cherish this fantastic event in his life,” said Jenny Simonds, mother of a 2014 Ultimate Challenge participant.
“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.”
as a trainee and also provide support and assistance when required. As a support trainee 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.
“It was wonderful to be involved in such an activity,” said Nick Evans from St John Ambulance who joined the voyage as a support trainee in 2014.
“To meet life challenges with optimism and enthusiasm is the most valuable lesson I will take away from the whole Leeuwin experience.”
We hope most of our participants with limitations will be young people – in keeping with the basic concepts of the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation. It is important that all trainees are capable of participating independently at a reasonable level for their own personal satisfaction and enjoyment.