Sydney boat owners and yachties are invited to join in a parade of sail to welcome the magnificent Endeavour replica home on Monday 21 May following its epic 13-month voyage around Australia.
The Australian National Maritime Museum has today called on all local boaties, yachties, sailors and everyday boat enthusiasts to join in the welcoming party when Endeavour returns to Sydney having completed its first ever circumnavigation of Australia.
“Endeavour has had a fantastic voyage around the country, connecting with communities in remote and regional Australia over the last year,” said museum director Kevin Sumption.
At approximately 9.00 am on Monday 21 May Endeavour is expected to sail through Sydney Heads bound for the museum.
Spectator vessels are invited to muster at 9.00 am off Watsons Bay where they will be led by the museum’s ex-Navy patrol boat Advance to fall in behind Endeavour as she sails past. A 50 metre exclusion zone will be in effect.
Well known Sydney tall ship James Craig will also accompany Endeavour up the harbour.
Spectators on land will be able to see Endeavour and the welcome flotilla from vantage points along the harbour foreshore including Mrs Macquaries Point, Kirribilli Point, Dawes Point, Blues Point and along the waterside at the museum.
The parade of sail will cross Sydney Harbour, passing the Sydney Opera House and under the Harbour Bridge by 10.30 am.
Endeavour will then proceed to its home berth at the Australian National Maritime Museum by 11.00 am.