Cork Sail Training Bursary Scheme
Morgenster alongside in Cobh, Photo courtesy of Finbarr O’Shea ECCC

Cork Sail Training Bursary Scheme

The Cork Sail Training Bursary scheme has been developed since 2014 when Port of Cork co-sponsored a voyage with the National Maritime College (NMCI) and the Irish Institute of Master Mariners (IIMM). Since then additional sponsors have joined, Ardmore Shipping, EMC, Cork City and County Council.

In 2015, EMC joined Port of Cork as a major sponsor in the scheme.

With this assistance 32 young people from the Cork region participated in Sail Training Voyages in the 2016 summer season. Two voyages took place aboard the Cork based “Spirit of Oysterhaven” in May and August and trainees from Cork were also supported by the scheme on board the Dutch Tall Ship “Morgenster”.

If you or someone from your organisation would benefit from this bursary scheme, please download this form and email it in return to