I thought you might be interested to read a bit about the Australian school ship Young Endeavour which is on a 'round the world cruise with students. She left Sydney Australia 37 days ago and yesterday, was turning Cape Horn (bottom of South America and some of the most treacherous water in the world.)
|Young Endeavour off Cape Horn|
She is 144 ft overall (93 ft on the waterline) and has a draft of 13 ft. Rigged as a brigantine, she carries 5,500 square ft of sail. She also sports 2 Perkins diesel engines totaling 165 hp.
She is a fine looking ship and her world voyage is only one of several she has/will undertake. The current itinerary calls for a February run from Rio to Cadiz, March to Cannakale, April to Southampton, May to Amsterdam, June back to Rio, then on to Cape Town, and on to Fremantle by September. She is planning another similar voyage in 2016.
Fair Winds to you, and Young Endeavour