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One and All departs for the 5-day voyage


Rtn David Binks —

Advancing Leadership on the High Seas

Article by Rtn David Binks

What a great opportunity Rotary is creating for the youth in South Australia who face “personal challenges” with this unique experience which is focused on building teamwork skills. Creating lifelong friendships and skills in an encouraging and unique environment.

Youth Sailing on the One and All is a District 9510 Youth Leadership program, founded in 2018 by South Australian Rotarian and boat builder David Binks which has since become the Rotary District 9510 fastest growing youth program and is now one of its largest.

Program Chair David Binks, Rotarian and Captian Bill Walsh, DG 9510 Jeff Neale

Aimed at developing leadership and teamwork skills in 15–18-year-olds, the young participants board the tall ship One and All for five-day training voyagers on the open seas. Over the past 12 months, more than $60,000 has been raised through Rotary Clubs, corporate sponsors and profits from David’s book “Casting Off Tradition”. Forty-two students sailed on voyages run in the September and April School holidays.

Student with family before boarding for an adventure

The photos in this post are from the recent trip. The students had a memorable and life-changing experience. These students were individually sponsored by the following:

Rotary Adelaide; Rotary Club of Campbelltown; Rotary Club of Edwardstown; Rotary Club of Glenelg; Rotary Club of Gawler; The Rotary Club of Holdfast Bay; Lions KI; Rotary Club of Loxton; Rotary Club of Mitcham SA; Rotary Club of Morphett Vale; The Rotary Club of Port Adelaide; Rotary Club of Regency Park; Rotary Club of Somerton Park; Rotary Club of Unley; Rotary Club of Walkerville; Tea Tree Gully Rotary; Rotary club of Yankalilla and RYWELL, also SeaLink Kangaroo Island and Seven Seas.

Take a moment to watch the great video that tells us a bit more about this great program


We also encourage you to click the link below showcasing a video with info on the sailing experience and why volunteers choose to give their free time to the ‘One and All’.


Want to get involved and/or know more about this fabulous program please reach out to this page and or email David on: dpbinks@senet.com.au 




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Students in the rigging furling the sails on their return