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Ireland’s Sail Training Charity

Sail Training Ireland is a charity who funds the development of young people from all backgrounds and all abilities on the island of Ireland by giving them the opportunity to participate on voyages on sailing vessels.

While they obviously learn about sailing it’s more about learning from the whole experience. The exciting adventure offers the participants the opportunity to overcome fears, push boundaries and take on new responsibilities in a challenging environment. The experience promotes self-confidence, enhances self-esteem and develops leadership, teamwork and communication skills. It often has a profound effect on the participants outlook and life.

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Sail training requires participants to confront many demanding challenges, both physical and emotional. It is an activity that inspires self-confidence and the acceptance of personal responsibility. It promotes an acceptance of others whatever their social or cultural backgrounds, and develops a willingness to take controlled risks. For most who undertake sail training on tall ships it is a positive life-changing experience.

For those of you following Erica’s story since her successful completion of Able Seafarer Certificate in September 2020, please see this latest video.