A FIVE DAY ADVENTURE
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience an amazing five days at sea – an experience which will reshape your outlook forever and change your future.
A carefully structured One and All training voyage will help develop visionary leadership skills. Learn what you could gain from the program.
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Sailing aboard the sail training vessel One & All on a 5-day training voyage is a dynamic personal development experience during which lifelong skills are learnt through challenge and adventure. It is an intensive work and social experience, where trainees are presented with the challenge of acquiring skills needed to operate a Tall Ship, safely, at sea. Meeting these challenges conveys a sense of achievement and self-worth.
The five day training program sailing the tall ship One & All is designed to challenge the recipients in ways they would not experience ashore. From the moment they set foot on board their life changes quite dramatically in a number of ways.
“It was found that the Program provided the framework for personal development through participant interaction with the sailing environment. Participants were responsible not only for themselves, but for the care and safety of others; thus the intensity of the interdependent community led to a strong social experience. Key elements in the success of the Programme included the restricted physical environment and hence the inability to walk away, the development of the learning environment by the crew, and specifically the recruitment of crew through the volunteer association, thereby selecting enthusiastic, committed people with the personality types most suited to facilitation and guidance.”
Catherine Rogers BBSc
The One & All voyage was truly a trip of a life time. It is difficult to condense the experience of five days on this ship within only a few sentences. From seeing dolphins light up the ocean under a starry night sky, to climbing the very top mast of theship, I faced challenges both physical and mental and I can say with confidence that I have grown and flourished from this sailing experience. I can describe what I experienced on this voyage, but I cannot effectively express how these experiences enriched me, except that this opportunity provided to me from Rotary has benefited me for a lifetime.
When arriving at Port Adelaide to set sail on the One & All, I was very nervous and excited, sort of that butterfly feeling you get in your stomach. However, those feelings slowly went when I started talking and getting to know the other youth participants, as well as when I started to ‘learn the ropes’ of the tall ship. All up I would definitely recommend going on a One & All voyage as it is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I have made many lifelong friendships and learned many lifelong skills, all of which would not have been possible without the help and support from the Glenelg and Edwardstown Rotary clubs.
At first, I was nervous and very much out of my comfort zone. But I had an amazing time on the One & All, gaining new friends along with seeing dolphins and amazing sunsets and sunrises – feeling like I could touch the sky. The favourite skill that I gained would have to be helming because steering the ship to the coordinates given gives you a sense of accomplishment and adventure. I’m extremely grateful to have had this opportunity and would like to thank the Loxton Rotary Club and all Rotary clubs of South Australia for raising funds for the voyage. Even though I got seasick and a bit of sunstroke, I had an amazing time and wouldn’t change it for the world. Thanks to all the crew, volunteers and sponsors along with the awesome friends I made during the voyage.