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John’s ocean adventure on the STS Leeuwin II

  • Posted on 7 February 2018
John helping out.

John helping out.

The chance to go sailing on the tall ship STS Leeuwin II was an amazing experience for John who shares an Identitywa house in the southern suburbs of Perth.

Sponsored by Identitywa, John participated in the five-day adventure, sailing just off the coast of WA.

For John, the chance to be part of a team was a real highlight.

“I was in the Green team…we were the best team!”  “We got to sail through the night and we did two ‘watches’.

With his team, John got to help do hands-on activities such as navigating the ship and taking the helm, setting and furling the sails, climbing the masts and working aloft and standing watch while the tall ship sailed through the night.

The last night was a favourite for everyone as they all got together to sing songs.

“We had a bit of a concert and the crew did really funny acts,” said John.

Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation’s STS Leeuwin II is a three-masted sail training ship designed in an 1850’s barquentine style. The 55 metres long and 33 metres wide tall ship was launched in 1986 and is the only tall ship in Western Australia to offer ocean adventure voyages specifically designed for young people with disabilities.

 

Identitywa is one of WA’s leading agencies supporting people with disability to live the life they choose.  With a strong commitment to Person Centred Active Support, staff work in partnership with individuals to explore, plan and design support options to suit their individual needs.

For more information go to www.identitywa.com.au or call 9474 3033.

 

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