The Leeuwin team invite you to celebrate Leeuwin in your region with an afternoon sail on Thursday 15 June from 2pm – 5pm. Catch a glimpse of what our week-long voyages are all about, set the sails, take the helm and have an exclusive chat with the crew who have just returned from Monkey Mia!
Time and date: Thursday 15 June 2-5pm
About the Geraldton sail
What is the ship doing in the Geraldton Region?
The STS Leeuwin II completes a trip north to Monkey Mia each year. This year the team are offering two week-long voyages for Geraldton residents. One from Monkey Mia – Geraldton from 6-12 June and another from Geraldton to Fremantle from 17-23 June. We wanted to make sure we stopped in and say hello, so we are running a 3-hour sails on Thursday 15 June to engage your local community and schools.
What should I bring?
All passengers will need to be wearing enclosed shoes. We recommend bringing a wind-proof jacket and hat. There is sunscreen on the vessel. Please print your confirmation email and present this upon registration to the Leeuwin representative.
Where should we met?
Passengers will assemble at 1.00pm in the car park behind the Mid West Ports Authority building (298 Marine Terrace, Geraldton WA 6530) – one hour prior to ship departure. A Leeuwin representative/s will meet you there. The STS Leeuwin II (ship) will be alongside in the Port and following registration, a bus will transfer all passengers to the ship. The last bus will leave the car park at 1.30pm – if you miss the bus, you miss the boat!
Is there any food?
The Leeuwin Chef will prepare a mixture of light snacks throughout the sail. There is also tea, coffee and water available in the galley. If weather permits, the volunteers will offer them around on deck, if not you may be asked to head to the main saloon to eat. No alcohol is permitted on board.
If I enjoy the sail, how do I book a week-long voyage?
The full schedule is available here. The Leeuwin has a range of voyages, from short 3-day sails to longer week-long regional trips. We will be back in the Geraldton region in June 2018, and you can book online for this voyage now.
What if the weather isn’t kind to us?
In the event the weather doesn’t permit the ship to enter and exit the Port, a Leeuwin representative will directly call you to inform you of the alternative arrangement. The Crew would most likely come ashore, and a networking event would be held in town in which you are welcome to meet and greet the volunteers, crew and Leeuwin CEO.
Do you have more questions?
Our regular About your Sail answers also apply.