Upcoming Voyages with Sail Training Ireland


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!

We are excited about new opportunities in 2017 and are aiming to provide access to 350 funded trainee berths on board Tall ships and Sail training vessels this season.

For more information on destinations, dates and participants’ contribution please see our voyage program below.


Voyage: West Cork Sail Training Adventure 16-17yrs Sail Youth

Dates: 10 Jul 2017 to 14 Jul 2017 (4 days)   Route: Glandore to Glandore   Vessel: Spirit of Oysterhaven

Come aboard for a great 5 day adventure on board Spirit of Oysterhaven. Explore the rugged coast, enchanting harbours and hidden anchorages of West Cork aboard Ireland's national Sail Training vessel, the Spirit of Oysterhaven. Discover the thrills of helming a 70 foot schooner on the open ocean, learning to operate winches, setting sails and piloting at night along coastal waters and rounding the Fastnet Rock or Mizen Head. Enjoy the challenges and rewards of the camaraderie that develops among the crew as you take responsibility for crewing the vessel - from the deck to the galley - and extend your boundaries of adventure. Depart Monday 10.30am, Return Friday 4.30pm.

Trainee Capacity: 10   Fee: €550   

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Voyage: West Cork Sail Training Adventure Sail Youth 2. 16-17yrs

Dates: 17 Jul 2017 to 21 Jul 2017 (4 days)   Route: Glandore to Glandore   Vessel: Spirit of Oysterhaven

Come aboard for a great 5 day adventure on board Spirit of Oysterhaven. Explore the rugged coast, enchanting harbours and hidden anchorages of West Cork aboard Ireland's national Sail Training vessel, the Spirit of Oysterhaven. Discover the thrills of helming a 70 foot schooner on the open ocean, learning to operate winches, setting sails and piloting at night along coastal waters and rounding the Fastnet Rock or Mizen Head. Enjoy the challenges and rewards of the camaraderie that develops among the crew as you take responsibility for crewing the vessel - from the deck to the galley - and extend your boundaries of adventure. Depart Monday 10.30am, Return Friday 4.30pm.

Trainee Capacity: 10   Fee: €550   

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Voyage: Maybe Erasmus+ Youth Exchange 'Sea Change' 1 (15-21yrs) THIS VOYAGE IS FULL, APPLY FOR A SPOT ON THE WAITING LIST HERE.

Dates: 24 Jul 2017 to 05 Aug 2017 (12 days)   Route: Belfast to Derry   Vessel: Maybe

Join Maybe Sailing on board Tall Ship Maybe for an amazing nautical adventure. You will become the crew of Tall Ship Maybe, involved in every aspect of sailing a classic Tall Ship; without you the sails won’t go up and the boat won’t move! You will be involved in hoisting sails, ropework, steering, keeping watch, cooking in the galley and general duties on board. You will be sharing this voyage with 12 other young people from across the UK and Ireland. You will learn skills in team work, communication and leadership and make new friends, building confidence and having fun. Setting off from Belfast, we head North around the coast of Northern Ireland. There will be opportunities to visit quite secluded bays, explore Rathlin Island and swim in the North Atlantic Ocean. See amazing scenery, some you will recognise from Game of Thrones. Spot amazing wildlife, maybe even a Whale or two. But, most importantly, have a fantastic adventure which you will share with new friends and will be etched in your memory forever.

Trainee Capacity: 14   Fee: €550   

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Voyage: West Cork Sail Training Adventure Sail Youth 3 16-17yrs

Dates: 24 Jul 2017 to 28 Jul 2017 (4 days)   Route: Glandore to Glandore   Vessel: Spirit of Oysterhaven

Come aboard for a great 5 day adventure on board Spirit of Oysterhaven. Explore the rugged coast, enchanting harbours and hidden anchorages of West Cork aboard Ireland's national Sail Training vessel, the Spirit of Oysterhaven. Discover the thrills of helming a 70 foot schooner on the open ocean, learning to operate winches, setting sails and piloting at night along coastal waters and rounding the Fastnet Rock or Mizen Head. Enjoy the challenges and rewards of the camaraderie that develops among the crew as you take responsibility for crewing the vessel - from the deck to the galley - and extend your boundaries of adventure. Depart Monday 10.30am, Return Friday 4.30pm.

Trainee Capacity: 10   Fee: €550   

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Voyage: Waterford Sail Training Voyage 1 (16-17 year olds) NOTE-Waterford bursary application form needed to apply. Please contact info@sailtrainingireland.com for a form

Dates: 30 Jul 2017 to 04 Aug 2017 (5 days)   Route: Waterford to TBC   Vessel: Brian Boru

Established in 2016 in partnership with Port of Waterford, Waterford Council and Waterford Area Partnership. The scheme provided access to the life changing experience of a Sail Training voyage for young people from the region aboard large sailing vessels. Over 6 days become part of the working crew and discover what it means to really be part of a team, you will also observe and learn about the heritage, culture, wildlife and conservation of the marine environment under the guidance of the professional crew.

Trainee Capacity: 10   Fee: €150   

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Voyage: West Cork Sail Training Adventure Sail Youth 4 16-17 yrs

Dates: 31 Jul 2017 to 04 Aug 2017 (4 days)   Route: Glandore to Glandore   Vessel: Spirit of Oysterhaven

Come aboard for a great 5 day adventure on board Spirit of Oysterhaven. Explore the rugged coast, enchanting harbours and hidden anchorages of West Cork aboard Ireland's national Sail Training vessel, the Spirit of Oysterhaven. Discover the thrills of helming a 70 foot schooner on the open ocean, learning to operate winches, setting sails and piloting at night along coastal waters and rounding the Fastnet Rock or Mizen Head. Enjoy the challenges and rewards of the camaraderie that develops among the crew as you take responsibility for crewing the vessel - from the deck to the galley - and extend your boundaries of adventure. Depart Monday 10.30am, Return Friday 4.30pm.

Trainee Capacity: 10   Fee: €550   

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Voyage: Waterford Sail Training Voyage 2 (18-30 year olds) NOTE-Waterford bursary application form needed to apply.Please contact info@sailtrainingireland.com for a form

Dates: 06 Aug 2017 to 11 Aug 2017 (5 days)   Route: TBC to Waterford   Vessel: Brian Boru

Established in 2016 in partnership with Port of Waterford, Waterford Council and Waterford Area Partnership. The scheme provided access to the life changing experience of a Sail Training voyage for young people from the region aboard large sailing vessels. Over 6 days become part of the working crew and discover what it means to really be part of a team, you will also observe and learn about the heritage, culture, wildlife and conservation of the marine environment under the guidance of the professional crew.

Trainee Capacity: 10   Fee: €150   

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Voyage: Maybe Erasmus+ Youth Exchange 'Sea Change' 2 (15-21yrs) THIS VOYAGE IS FULL, APPLY FOR A SPOT ON THE WAITING LIST HERE.

Dates: 07 Aug 2017 to 19 Aug 2017 (12 days)   Route: Derry to Belfast   Vessel: Maybe

Join Maybe Sailing on board Tall Ship Maybe for an amazing nautical adventure. You will become the crew of Tall Ship Maybe, involved in every aspect of sailing a classic Tall Ship; without you the sails won’t go up and the boat won’t move! You will be involved in hoisting sails, ropework, steering, keeping watch, cooking in the galley and general duties on board. You will be sharing this voyage with 12 other young people from across the UK and Ireland. You will learn skills in team work, communication and leadership and make new friends, building confidence and having fun. Setting off from Derry, we will sail around the Coast of Ireland. There will be opportunities to visit quite secluded bays, and swim in the North Atlantic Ocean. See amazing scenery. Spot amazing wildlife, maybe even a Whale or two. But, most importantly, have a fantastic adventure which you will share with new friends and will be etched in your memory forever.

Trainee Capacity: 14   Fee: €550   

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Voyage: West Cork Sail Training Adventure Sail Youth 5 16-17 yrs

Dates: 07 Aug 2017 to 11 Aug 2017 (4 days)   Route: Glandore to Glandore   Vessel: Spirit of Oysterhaven

Come aboard for a great 5 day adventure on board Spirit of Oysterhaven. Explore the rugged coast, enchanting harbours and hidden anchorages of West Cork aboard Ireland's national Sail Training vessel, the Spirit of Oysterhaven. Discover the thrills of helming a 70 foot schooner on the open ocean, learning to operate winches, setting sails and piloting at night along coastal waters and rounding the Fastnet Rock or Mizen Head. Enjoy the challenges and rewards of the camaraderie that develops among the crew as you take responsibility for crewing the vessel - from the deck to the galley - and extend your boundaries of adventure. Depart Monday 10.30am, Return Friday 4.30pm.

Trainee Capacity: 10   Fee: €550   

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Voyage: West Cork Sail Training Adventure Sail Youth 6 16-17 yrs

Dates: 14 Aug 2017 to 18 Aug 2017 (4 days)   Route: Glandore to Glandore   Vessel: Spirit of Oysterhaven

Come aboard for a great 5 day adventure on board Spirit of Oysterhaven. Explore the rugged coast, enchanting harbours and hidden anchorages of West Cork aboard Ireland's national Sail Training vessel, the Spirit of Oysterhaven. Discover the thrills of helming a 70 foot schooner on the open ocean, learning to operate winches, setting sails and piloting at night along coastal waters and rounding the Fastnet Rock or Mizen Head. Enjoy the challenges and rewards of the camaraderie that develops among the crew as you take responsibility for crewing the vessel - from the deck to the galley - and extend your boundaries of adventure. Depart Monday 10.30am, Return Friday 4.30pm.

Trainee Capacity: 10   Fee: €550   

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Voyage: Cork Bursary Voyage 1 (16-17yr) NOTE: Cork Sail Training Bursary Scheme Application Form needed to apply. Please contact info@sailtrainingireland.com for a form

Dates: 20 Aug 2017 to 25 Aug 2017 (5 days)   Route: Glandore to Cork   Vessel: Spirit of Oysterhaven

Sail this beautiful 70 foot classic schooner as a member of crew under the supervision of qualified professionals - no experience necessary, you will learn everything on board! Enjoy the fun and camaraderie of being a crewmember - the exhilaration of sailing on the ocean wave, the excitement of piloting into unfamiliar harbours, the wonder of sailing at night under a starry sky. Learn how to set and stow sails, helm the ship, tie knots, read the weather and predict tides. This exciting adventure offers the participants the opportunity to overcome fears, push boundaries and take on new responsibilities in a challenging environment. Sail training promotes self-confidence, enhances self-esteem and develops leadership, teamwork and communication skills. Your sail training experience will take place in a friendly and supportive environment under the care of qualified professionals whose first priority is always the safety and welfare of the crew on board.

Trainee Capacity: 10   Fee: €150   

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Voyage: Maybe Erasmus+ Youth Exchange 'Sea Change' 3 (18-30)

Dates: 21 Aug 2017 to 02 Sep 2017 (12 days)   Route: Belfast to Wemouth, UK   Vessel: Maybe

Join Maybe Sailing on board Tall Ship Maybe for an amazing nautical adventure. You will become the crew of Tall Ship Maybe, involved in every aspect of sailing a classic Tall Ship; without you the sails won’t go up and the boat won’t move! You will be involved in hoisting sails, ropework, steering, keeping watch, cooking in the galley and general duties on board. You will be sharing this voyage with 12 other young people from across the UK and Ireland. You will learn skills in team work, communication and leadership and make new friends, building confidence and having fun. Setting off from Belfast, we head down the Irish Coast to Dublin before crossing the Irish Sea to Wales. We then head to the Scilly Isles, before sailing along the South Coast of England, exploring the many interesting coastal towns along the way. See amazing scenery. Spot amazing wildlife, maybe even a Whale or two and swim in the Irish Sea! But, most importantly, have a fantastic adventure which you will share with new friends and will be etched in your memory forever

Trainee Capacity: 14   Fee: €550   

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Voyage: Cork Bursary Voyage 1 (18-30yr) NOTE: Cork Sail Training Bursary Scheme Application Form needed to apply.Please contact info@sailtrainingireland.com for a form

Dates: 27 Aug 2017 to 01 Sep 2017 (5 days)   Route: Glandore to Cork   Vessel: Spirit of Oysterhaven

Sail this beautiful 70 foot classic schooner as a member of crew under the supervision of qualified professionals - no experience necessary, you will learn everything on board! Enjoy the fun and camaraderie of being a crewmember - the exhilaration of sailing on the ocean wave, the excitement of piloting into unfamiliar harbours, the wonder of sailing at night under a starry sky. Learn how to set and stow sails, helm the ship, tie knots, read the weather and predict tides. This exciting adventure offers the participants the opportunity to overcome fears, push boundaries and take on new responsibilities in a challenging environment. Sail training promotes self-confidence, enhances self-esteem and develops leadership, teamwork and communication skills. Your sail training experience will take place in a friendly and supportive environment under the care of qualified professionals whose first priority is always the safety and welfare of the crew on board.

Trainee Capacity: 10   Fee: €150   

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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.