Sail Training Ireland

Sail Training Ireland is the national sail training organisation. In 2017 we ran a day voyage for a group of students from the Holy Family School for the deaf Cabra Dublin. This proved to be very successful with a number of them progressing to our tall ship programme where they actively participated in a ten day voyage on the Tall Ship Maybe.

As a result of the success of this programme we have decided to expand on this by organising a full voyage for deaf students aged 15-18yrs from the Island of Ireland. The voyage will take place 30th June to 6th July on the Tall Ship Pelican of London (photo attached).

We have sixteen places available for young people 15-18yrs and four aided communicators (which could be teachers, youth workers or parents) with ISL and six places for students from Northern Ireland with two aided communicators to join the voyage.

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The cost of the voyage is €600.00 with the I.C.C bursary we can reduce it to €450.00 per trainee.

The voyage will depart Dublin and visit various ports in Ireland and the UK during the voyage returning to Dublin. There is no sailing experience required

There will be a total of 22 young people, six aided communicators and crew on board.

The young people will actively participate in all aspects of sailing the ship under the watchful eye of the professional crew. During the voyage they will learn the skills of sailing a tall ship; This in itself is an adventure, but this is only the beginning. They will experience personal growth, the sense of achievement of doing something completely different and unique. Being part of the crew enables everyone to make new friends increase confidence and develop new skills such as Social and interpersonal, teamwork, leadership, decision making, communication, to name but a few.