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Trainee tall ship: An amazing opportunity for young sailing enthusiasts is to take place on board the schooner Spirit of Falmouth with ‘training voyages’ based out of Cork Harbour. In addition, there will be a second similar voyage for adults. Both voyages take place in July.
Here’s a chance for teenagers in Cork with an interest in life at sea to give it a go on board and experience a replica of a 19th-century sailing tall ship. As CorkBeo writes, the youth sailing charity Sail Training…
Atlantic Youth Trust logo
The Atlantic Youth Trust is recruiting for an executive administrator to manage and optimise its day-to-day management and fundraising efforts. The trust is a North–South youth development and cultural integration charity established in 2013 to connect youth with the ocean…
A sight to behold, the Sørlandet, which arrived in Dublin Bay this morning and took anchorage in Scotsman’s Bay, Dun Laoghaire Harbour, having sailed from the Azores.
Making an impressive sight in Dublin Bay this morning is the world's oldest and most authentic fully-rigged ship still in active service, the Norwegian-flagged Sørlandet, writes Jehan Ashmore. Sørlandet with several sails set aloft approached Scotsman’s Bay, where it anchored…
Businessman and sailor Enda O’Coineen
Businessman and sailor Enda O’Coineen is spearheading a 14 million euro project to build a replica of adventurer Ernest Shackleton’s most famous ship, Endurance. As The Sunday Independent reports, details of an “Endurance II” construction will be outlined at events…
A studio portrait of Irish polar explorer Ernest Shackleton
Celebrations are planned for Dublin and London for the 150th anniversary of the birth of Irish Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton on Thursday (15 February). Born in Co Kildare, Shackleton led three expeditions to the icy regions of the South Pole,…
Winner of the Tall Ships Voyages Awards Nominating Organisation of the Year: Gorey Youth Needs, represented by Kate Murphy pictured MC Brian Turvey, Commander Brian Matthews, ST Irl Chairman Robert Barker, and Lord Mayor of Dublin Daithi de Roiste
Trainees recognised for their exceptional contributions to Sail Training Ireland's Tall Ships voyages in 2023 were honoured at the Annual Awards Ceremony at the Mansion House in Dublin. The award ceremony, held on February 3rd, 2024, was hosted by the…
The tall ship Tenacious pictured in 2010 in the eastern Mediterranean
Marine Industry News reports that the Jubilee Sailing Trust (Tenacious) Ltd has closed and its assets, including the tall ship Tenacious, will pass into receivership. It follows the auction earlier this year of the JST’s former flagship tall ship Lord…
Some of the 40 young Irish trainees who received their certificates of completion of the Sail Training Ireland Asgard Armada Voyage 2022 at a special awards ceremony in Dublin’s Docklands
Sail Training Ireland will hold its 2024 Annual Award Ceremony at the Mansion House in Dublin on Saturday 3 February. Many of the young people that took part in voyages on tall ships and other sail training vessels in 2023…
The tall ship Maybe
Sail Training Ireland has added to its 2024 tall ship voyages now available to book on its website, following last month’s openings for Transition Year/Gaisce adventures on the seas. Become a trainee crew member on board the tall ship Maybe…
Ten young trainees on the Brian Boru sailing out of Cork were some of the more than 500 who embarked on tall ship voyages with Sail Training Ireland in 2022
Transition Year/Gaisce tall ship voyages for 14- to 17-year-olds in 2024 are now open for booking with Sail Training Ireland. Become a trainee crew member on board a tall ship and have an adventure to remember next Easter, sailing with…
Tom Harding was legendary amongst the Tall Ships fraternity
Tom Harding was legendary amongst the Tall Ships fraternity. Bosun on the Asgard and on the Jeanie Johnston, Tom was a man who revelled in being a seafarer, a sailor, whose pride in the craft of seamanship was immense. His…
Sean Flood at the helm of Otto Glaser’s McGruer 47 Tritsch-Tratsch II with The Needles astern in the early stages of the 1974 RORC Cowes-Cork Race. Also just visible astern are Denis Doyle’s blue S&S 47 Moonduster, and Clayton Love’s Swan 44 Assiduous – they were still astern at the finish. Line honours and overall winner was Eric Tabarly’s then-new 70ft ketch Pen Duick VI, while Tritsch-Tratsch II was in the frame, and top Irish boat

Sean Flood 1932-2023

30th September 2023 W M Nixon
The life story of Sean Flood, who has died at the age of 91, is in many ways the story of modern Ireland as seen through a sailing and business lens. From a family of traditionally and strongly patriotic outlook,…
Sean Flood as a Naval Reserve Lieutenant at the helm of the first Asgard in her original form in the early 1960s

Sean Flood RIP

21st September 2023 Howth YC
We regret to announce the death at the age of 91 of Sean Flood of Howth, originally of Clontarf. In a long and active life, he played a leading and popular role in business in Dublin, and in many areas…
Two young girls dressed in nautical clothes and hats look ahead to this weekend’s Belfast Maritime Festival
Visitors can discover a treasure trove of free activities at this weekend’s Belfast Maritime Festival on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September. Taking place along the city’s Maritime Mile, with entertainment stretching across Queen’s Quay to HMS Caroline in the…
File image of the ocean schooner Tara
Over the next two weeks, the Marine Institute will host a first-of-its-kind European science expedition when it makes a stop in Galway. The European Molecular Biological Laboratory (EMBL) is carrying out a pan-European census of coastal ecosystems and their response…
Making an entrance: Poland’s oldest sail training vessel STS Kapitan Borchardt built in 1918, is currently on a visit to Dublin ‘Docklands’ with its very own ‘floating choir’ of male singers performing sea shanty songs on deck to the quayside public.
A Polish flagged tallship which arrived into Dublin Port yesterday evening had also its own Sea Shanty choir on board, writes Jehan Ashmore. The sail training ship, STS Kapitan Borchardt of the Polish Scouting Association once a year, brings the…