Search is on for one lucky Leeuwin sailor

South Perth councillor Ian Hasleby with Leeuwin II crew member Ally McCutcheon.
South Perth councillor Ian Hasleby with Leeuwin II crew member Ally McCutcheon.

The Leeuwin II is more than 27 years old and is the largest sail training ship in Australasian waters.

The opportunity was donated to the City by councillor Ian Hasleby after winning the voyage through the WA Local Government Association.

To have a chance at winning this adventure, entrants must submit up to 500 words explaining how sailing on the Leeuwin II Youth Explorer Voyage would change their life.

South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty is encouraging young people to have a go and enter.

‘This seven-day voyage would be a life-changing adventure for one lucky young person, providing the opportunity to improve leadership skills, work as a team and truly challenge themselves while at the same time making new friends,’ she said.

The judging panel is looking for the most original entry that meets the criteria listed above.

The judging panel’s decision will be final and will be publicised on the City of South Perth website in November.