Upcoming Voyages with Sail Training Ireland


In 2018 we have a wide variety of voyages available from 2 days in Irish Waters to Tall Ship Races in the Baltic.

NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY FOR ANY VOYAGE

Our main goal is to sponsor and support young people, from all backgrounds, to take part in voyages at sea on Tall Ships and Sail training vessels. This can be a life-changing experience and often has profound effects on the attitudes, behaviours and outlook of the participants.

For more information on destinations, dates and participants’ contribution please see our voyage program below. In addition, there are additional places available through Sail Training International and very often we have late availability so check out our Facebook page or contact us for the latest updates.

At Sail Training Ireland we believe that no young person should be excluded from sail training due to financial situation. If you require additional funding, please do let us know in your application.

We aim to sponsor and support sea-going participants through various bursary schemes. We also encourage and support you to fundraise yourself. Are you interested in taking part? Our main goal is to sponsor and support young people, from all backgrounds, to take part in voyages at sea on Tall Ships and Sail training vessels. This can be a life-changing experience and often has profound effects on the attitudes, behaviours and outlook of the participants. No sailing experience required!




Voyage: West Cork Jessy of Adrigole

Dates: 29 Mar 2018 to 31 Mar 2018 (2 days)   Route: Bantry to Bantry   Vessel: Jessy of Adrigole

Join West Cork Sailing for a 3 day Sail Training Voyage in the surrounds of Bantry Bay.

Trainee Capacity: 8   Fee: €375   

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Voyage: Easter Voyage 1 Gaisce and Duke of Edinburgh Awards ONE PLACE LEFT

Dates: 02 Apr 2018 to 07 Apr 2018 (5 days)   Route: Dublin to Belfast   Vessel: Maybe

Join Tall Ship Maybe for your DofE Residential or your Gaisce bronze or silver adventure journey or personal skill! You become the trainee crew of an 87 year old Tall Ship, discovering the diverse Irish Sea, perhaps the Isle of Mann, Carlingford Lough. You will be involved in every aspect of sailing this beautiful ship, from hoisting sails and steering the ship, to cooking meals for everyone in the galley. You will gain skills in leadership, teamwork and communication whilst learning to sail a classic Tall Ship. This is a great residential activity to gain new skills and take part in a unique activity. Price excludes transport to and from Belfast/Liverpool.

Trainee Capacity: 12   Fee: €425   

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Voyage: Voyage now full Easter Voyage 2 Gaisce and Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Dates: 09 Apr 2018 to 14 Apr 2018 (5 days)   Route: Belfast to Liverpool   Vessel: Maybe

Join Tall Ship Maybe for your DofE Residential or your Gaisce bronze or silver adventure journey or personal skill! You become the trainee crew of an 87 year old Tall Ship, sailing her across the Irish Sea from Belfast to Liverpool. You will be involved in every aspect of sailing this beautiful ship, from hoisting sails and steering the ship, to cooking meals for everyone in the galley. You will gain skills in leadership, teamwork and communication whilst learning to sail a classic Tall Ship. This is a great residential activity to gain new skills and take part in a unique activity. Price excludes transport to and from Belfast/Liverpool.

Trainee Capacity: 12   Fee: €425   

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Voyage: Midweek Tall Ship Taster Voyage (15-25 Years)

Dates: 23 Apr 2018 to 25 Apr 2018 (2 days)   Route: Belfast to Belfast   Vessel: Maybe

Want a taste of life on board? This is the perfect opportunity to dip your toe into a Sail Training voyage! Spend two nights and three days on board the Maybe, here you'll get a taste for what it's like to live on board, meet new people, and learn the essentials in running a Sail Training Vessel. Board in Belfast, after an intro and safety brief, you'll farewell the Northern Irish coastline and set the sails for the Isle of Mann, known for its rugged coastline, medieval castles and rural landscape, rising to a mountainous centre. It's also home to the famous 'TT' the major annual cross-country motorcycle race around the island. After two days of sailing around the Island, you'll head back to Belfast to disembark and farewell your newly made friends.

Trainee Capacity: 12   Fee: €265   

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Voyage: A Voyage for Carers

Dates: 27 Apr 2018 to 29 Apr 2018 (2 days)   Route: Belfast to Belfast   Vessel: Maybe

The parent of a young person who took part in voyage in 2017, came to us suggesting she and another carer would love to go on a voyage themselves! An excellent idea, Sail Training Ireland in partnership with Belfast City Council are delighted to launch our first voyage, looking after and supporting Carers.

Trainee Capacity: 12   Fee: €265   

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Voyage: Midweek Tall Ship Taster Voyage 15-25 Years

Dates: 30 Apr 2018 to 02 May 2018 (2 days)   Route: Belfast to Belfast   Vessel: Maybe

Want a taste of life on board? This is the perfect opportunity to dip your toe into a Sail Training voyage! Spend two nights and three days on board the Maybe, here you'll get a taste for what it's like to live on board, meet new people, and learn the essentials in running a Sail Training Vessel. Board in Belfast, after an intro and safety brief, you'll farewell the Northern Irish coastline and set the sails for the Isle of Mann, known for its rugged coastline, medieval castles and rural landscape, rising to a mountainous centre. It's also home to the famous 'TT' the major annual cross-country motorcycle race around the island. After two days of sailing around the Island, you'll head back to Belfast to disembark and farewell your newly made friends.

Trainee Capacity: 12   Fee: €265   

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Voyage: Spirit of Asgard Reunion Voyage (18+ years)

Dates: 12 May 2018 to 18 May 2018 (6 days)   Route: Dublin to Dublin   Vessel: Pelican of London

The voyage will celebrate the spirit of the Asgard I, Creidne and Asgard II, Sail Training Ships by bringing together former trainees/watch leaders/crew for a six-day voyage around the Irish sea on board the Tall Ship Pelican. You need not have participated in an Asgard voyage to take part! In conjunction with the voyage, a gala ball will be held for former trainees, families and friends to celebrate the Spirit of Asgard on 19 May 2018 in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire. Reacquaint yourself with a square rigger, Pelican's unique Main Mast Barquentine rig and sail plan is derived from the Barbary Coast pirate ships. Her beautiful clipper hull gives her unique performance to windward and a great turn of speed. Your voyage will take in the diversity and delights of the Irish Sea. Sign up as an individual or bring some of your past crew mates along. There are sure to be some great stories told and sea shanties sung!

Trainee Capacity: 28   Fee: €650   

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Voyage: The Festival Tour (18+ Years)

Dates: 19 May 2018 to 25 May 2018 (6 days)   Route: Belfast to Liverpool   Vessel: Maybe

Join Tall Ship Maybe as we enjoy not one, but two Maritime Festivals. Joining in Belfast at the Tall Ships Festival there will be time to explore the festival before we set sail for Liverpool in a parade of sail with the other tall ships. Out in the bay we get the sails up and begin our journey across the Irish Sea, stopping at the Isle of Man an anchoring off the Welsh Coast before arriving at the Festival in Liverpool.

Trainee Capacity: 12   Fee: €845   

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Voyage: Voyage: Pelican of London Erasmus+ Youth Exchange Voyage (18-30 years) With Erasmus+ funding the cost of this voyage is reduced to €425

Dates: 21 May 2018 to 31 May 2018 (10 days)   Route: Dublin - stopping in Belfast to Dublin   Vessel: Pelican of London

YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE! The hugely popular youth exchange voyage is back in 2018! Join 27 other people from Belfast, Liverpool and Ireland on board the Pelican of London for the experience of a lifetime! This voyage begins in Dublin where you'll 'learn the ropes' of the traditionally rigged, three masted square rigger. Pelican's unique Main Mast Barquentine rig and sail plan is derived from the Barbary Coast pirate ships. Her beautiful clipper hull gives her unique performance to windward and a great turn of speed. Your Sail Training Journey will bring you into Belfast in time for their Maritime Festival. Depending on the wind directions other ports of call may include The Isle of Mann, Carlingford, ….. The voyage programme will include Erasmus+ themes of employability, active citizenship and inclusion and diversity. What are you waiting for!

Trainee Capacity: 28   Fee: €960   

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Voyage: Tall Ships Regatta - Lord Nelson - All physical abilities (16+ years)

Dates: 27 May 2018 to 02 Jun 2018 (6 days)   Route: Liverpool to Dublin   Vessel: Lord Nelson

Come aboard and experience all the excitement and pageantry of a Tall Ships Race. Lord Nelson is one of only two tall ships in the world designed so they can be sailed by a crew with widely varied physical abilities. Every aspect of shipboard life is available to all, from setting the sails, going aloft and helming the ship. We are delighted to welcome Lord Nelson to the Tall Ships Regatta in Dublin in 2018 and have places for wheelchair users and buddies (if required). For additional information please contact us. More information and videos on Jubliee Sailing Trust is available here http://jst.org.uk/. Bursary funding has reduced the cost of this voyage from €1280 to €550.

Trainee Capacity: 10   Fee: €550   

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Voyage: Tall Ships Regatta

Dates: 27 May 2018 to 03 Jun 2018 (7 days)   Route: Liverpool to Bordeaux   Vessel: Morgenster, Atyla plus others

Tall Ships Regatta! – Sail with the beautiful Tall Ships from Liverpool, across the North Sea, to Dublin. Take part in port events that will mark the Tall Ships Regatta. Enjoy sailing with a passionate crew and lots of international trainees. Make new friends and get your sea legs in this 250 nautical miles voyage! Places start at €650 and bursaries are available to reduce this cost, please contact us for details. Open for all ages, minimum age 15 years

Trainee Capacity: 50   Fee: €650   

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Voyage: West Cork Wild Atlantic Wildlife

Dates: 02 Jun 2018 to 04 Jun 2018 (2 days)   Route: Bantry to Bantry   Vessel: Jessy of Adrigole

Join West Cork Sailing for a 3 day Sail Training Voyage in the surrounds of Bantry Bay.

Trainee Capacity: 8   Fee: €375   

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Voyage: Tall Ships Regatta

Dates: 03 Jun 2018 to 16 Jun 2018 (13 days)   Route: Dublin to Bordeaux   Vessel: Atyla, Morgenster

Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018: Race 2. The impressive Samuel Beckett Bridge will open to let Atyla and the other ships out of Dublin, before they’ll sail south. You will race other Ships across the Bay of Biscay so expect to do some good open-ocean sailing. Then you’ll sail up the Gironde Estuary, surrounded by impressive nature and beautiful urban areas. You will see little islands in the middle of the Estuary, some of them cultivated with vines, some completelly virgin. You will reach Bordeaux just in time to enjoy all of the harbour activities, such as Crew Parade, Crew Party and fireworks. Prices start at €1140

Trainee Capacity: 10   Fee: €1140   

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Voyage: Pelican of London Erasmus+ Youth Exchange Voyage (16-17 years) With Erasmus+ funding the cost of this voyage is reduced to €425

Dates: 04 Jun 2018 to 14 Jun 2018 (10 days)   Route: Dublin - visiting Liverpool to Dublin   Vessel: Pelican of London

YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE! The hugely popular youth exchange voyage is back in 2018! Join 27 other people from Belfast, Liverpool and Ireland on board the Pelican of London for the experience of a lifetime! This voyage begins in Dublin where you'll 'learn the ropes' of the traditionally rigged, three masted square rigger. Pelican's unique Main Mast Barquentine rig and sail plan is derived from the Barbary Coast pirate ships. Her beautiful clipper hull gives her unique performance to windward and a great turn of speed. Your Sail Training Journey will bring you into Liverpool in time for their Maritime Festival. Depending on the wind directions other ports of call may include The Isle of Mann, Carlingford, Belfast ….. The voyage programme will include Erasmus+ themes of employability, active citizenship and inclusion and diversity. What are you waiting for!

Trainee Capacity: 28   Fee: €960   

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Voyage: Drogheda Sail Training Bursary Voyage 16 - 17 yrs. PLEASE NOTE A BURSARY APPLICATION FORM MUST ACCOMPANY APPLICATIONS AND APPLICANTS MUST BE FROM DROGHEDA/LOUTH/MEATH

Dates: 10 Jun 2018 to 15 Jun 2018 (5 days)   Route: Drogheda to Drogheda   Vessel: Brian Boru

This voyage is supported by Drogheda Port and local business for young people from the Louth and Meath area. With their generous support the cost of this voyage is reduced from €575 to €175. Step aboard the mighty Brian Boru and explore Ireland's east coast. Sail, cook and keep her ship shape, most importantly develop team building and leadership skills, step into adventure and forge friends of lifetime.

Trainee Capacity: 10   Fee: €175   

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Voyage: Drogheda Sail Training Bursary Voyage 18 - 25 yrs. PLEASE NOTE A BURSARY APPLICATION FORM MUST ACCOMPANY APPLICATIONS AND APPLICANTS MUST BE FROM DROGHEDA/LOUTH/MEATH

Dates: 17 Jun 2018 to 22 Jun 2018 (5 days)   Route: Drogheda to Drogheda   Vessel: Brian Boru

This voyage is supported by Drogheda Port and local business for young people from the Louth and Meath area. With their generous support the cost of this voyage is reduced from €575 to €175. Step aboard the mighty Brian Boru and explore Ireland's east coast. Sail, cook and keep her ship shape, most importantly develop team building and leadership skills, step into adventure and forge friends of lifetime.

Trainee Capacity: 10   Fee: €175   

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Voyage: Deaf Student Voyage 15-18yrs

Dates: 30 Jun 2018 to 06 Jul 2018 (6 days)   Route: Dublin to Dublin   Vessel: TS Pelican of London

Residential or your Gaisce bronze or silver adventure journey or personal skill! You become the trainee crew of an 70 year old Tall Ship Pelican of London Tall Ship Pelican, a striking and award winning class A sail training Tall Ship, 33m tall and 45m in length. , sailing her across the Irish Sea from Dublin. You will be involved in every aspect of sailing this beautiful ship, from hoisting sails and steering the ship, to cooking meals for everyone in the galley. You will gain skills in leadership, teamwork and communication Social development whilst learning to sail a classic Tall Ship. This is a great residential activity to gain new skills and take part in a unique experience. Price excludes transport to and from Dublin. Bursaries are available to reduce this cost, please contact us for details.

Trainee Capacity: 28   Fee: €600   

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Voyage: Waterford Sail Training Bursary Voyage 16-17 yrs PLEASE NOTE A BURSARY APPLICATION FORM MUST ACCOMPANY THIS APPLICATION. APPLICANTS MUST BE FROM THE WATERFORD AREA/COUNTY

Dates: 29 Jul 2018 to 03 Aug 2018 (5 days)   Route: Waterford to Waterford   Vessel: Brian Boru

This voyage is supported by Port of Waterford, Waterford Area Partnership and Waterford City and County Council. With their generous support the cost of this voyage is reduced from €575 to €175. Step aboard the mighty Brian Boru and explore Ireland's east and south coasts. Sail, cook and keep her ship shape, most importantly develop team building and leadership skills, step into adventure and forge friends of lifetime.

Trainee Capacity: 10   Fee: €175   

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Voyage: Waterford Sail Training Bursary Voyage 18-25 yrs PLEASE NOTE A BURSARY APPLICATION FORM MUST ACCOMPANY THIS APPLICATION. APPLICANTS MUST BE FROM THE WATERFORD AREA/COUNTY

Dates: 05 Aug 2018 to 10 Aug 2018 (5 days)   Route: Waterford to Waterford   Vessel: Brian Boru

This voyage is supported by Port of Waterford, Waterford Area Partnership and Waterford City and County Council. With their generous support the cost of this voyage is reduced from €575 to €175. Step aboard the mighty Brian Boru and explore Ireland's east and south coasts. Sail, cook and keep her ship shape, most importantly develop team building and leadership skills, step into adventure and forge friends of lifetime.

Trainee Capacity: 10   Fee: €175   

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Voyage: Cork Sail Training Bursary Voyage 16 - 17 yrs. PLEASE NOTE A BURSARY APPLICATION FORM MUST ACCOMPANY THIS APPLICATION. APPLICANTS MUST BE FROM THE CORK AREA/COUNTY

Dates: 12 Aug 2018 to 17 Aug 2018 (5 days)   Route: Cork to Cork   Vessel: Brian Boru

This voyage is supported by Port of Cork, Cork City and County Councils, NMCI, IMMI and Dell (Emc). With their generous support the cost of this voyage is reduced from €575 to €175. Step aboard the mighty Brian Boru and explore Ireland's east and south coasts. Sail, cook and keep her ship shape, most importantly develop team building and leadership skills, step into adventure and forge friends of lifetime.

Trainee Capacity: 10   Fee: €175   

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Voyage: Cork Sail Training Bursary Voyage 18 - 25 yrs. PLEASE NOTE A BURSARY APPLICATION FORM MUST ACCOMPANY THIS APPLICATION. APPLICANTS MUST BE FROM THE CORK AREA/COUNTY

Dates: 19 Aug 2018 to 24 Aug 2018 (5 days)   Route: Cork to Cork   Vessel: Brian Boru

This voyage is supported by Port of Cork, Cork City and County Councils, NMCI, IMMI and Dell (Emc). With their generous support the cost of this voyage is reduced from €575 to €175. Step aboard the mighty Brian Boru and explore Ireland's east and south coasts. Sail, cook and keep her ship shape, most importantly develop team building and leadership skills, step into adventure and forge friends of lifetime.

Trainee Capacity: 10   Fee: €175   

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