Leeuwin is proud to be the only tall ship in Australia to offer this ocean adventure voyage specifically designed for young people with limitations that prevent them from participating on a standard program. Leeuwin’s Ultimate Challenge voyages celebrate the abilities of young people living with physical, intellectual learning and sensory disabilities.
Participants have the opportunity to experience the thrill of tall ship sailing in a safe, supportive environment. Individuals meet new friends, learn new skills and increase self confidence on this exciting 5-day adventure. These voyages give young people 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 and health professionals.
The Ultimate Challenge Voyages are 4 nights in length and sail once or twice a year depending on demand. Applications are now open for the 2014 Ultimate Challenge Voyage, which will depart Fremantle on the 3rd December and return on the 7th December.
We look for a total complement of 40 people to run the ship; 24 young people aged 15-25, with physical, intellectual and sensory limitations and 16 to sail equally as participants, also providing support and assistance when required.
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.