BON VOYAGE JOSH VEREYKEN – YOUTH OPTIONS STUDENT SETS SAIL ON ONE-AND-ALL
Josh was placed in the red watch or known in Naval terms as the Port Watch.
Once the One and All ( Friends of the One And All Sailing Ship Inc ) had been prepared and final checks completed the ships company formed on the Wharf and the Captain on the vessel introduced to the ships company and more importantly the Watch leader that will be teaching them the ropes for the trip, a 7-day journey to Melbourne.
On completion of the Captain’s welcome and introductions, Josh met his team leader and the rest of his Port Watch team. One last quick briefing took place on the wharf, before the participants were all welcomed by the Captain to join the ships company onboard to prepare for departure.
This trip will teach participants the important life skills that you don’t get just anywhere. Josh and all the other participants will develop skills that you can only learn when working in close quarters within a team. Teamwork, Communication, and the importance of self-worth.
Lines were cast and the One and All set sail for Melbourne at 1037. This voyage is 550 Nautical mile (nearly 1020 km). On arrival to Melbourne, Josh will participate in the International Rotary Convention with Rotarians from all across the world.
Shoutout to the Chairperson of the Youth Options Board, Doug Layng and Rotary Prospect for presenting Youth Space with the opportunity to nominate and then financially supporting a young person for this amazing and unforgettable life changing opportunity and to the team that supported Josh. Thank you.
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