On 4 October it will be 100 years since the first Royal Australian Navy fleet arrived in Sydney. To mark the occasion, nine days of events are being planned called the International Fleet Review and best of all HMB Endeavour is taking part!
We will be one of the 11 Australian and 10 international tall ships sailing in company with about 40 warships from around the world as part of the celebrations. With the waters off Jervis Bay the final mustering point, the flotilla will enter Sydney Harbour on 3 October to kick off the International Fleet Review. What a magnificent sight it’s going to be, especially from the decks and the rigging of Endeavour.
If you’re keen to be part of Endeavour’s paying voyage crew, head to our website to register your interest. Final details of the 10 or 12 day voyage are being confirmed, so we’ll keep you posted with all of the exciting developments.
We’ve also received word that tall ships Oosterschelde, Europa and Tecla from the Netherlands are already on their way to Australia, arriving in Fremantle from July 2013. Other ships coming are STS Lord Nelson from UK and Spirit of New Zealand.
I can almost see the sails filling and hear her cannon roar as Endeavour comes into with fleet, wouldn’t miss it for anything!
Endeavour project manager