Dublin is set to be the final host port for The Tall Ships Races 2012, presented by Szczecin and organised by Sail Training International, with magnificent Tall Ships lining the city quays north and south of the river Liffey from 23rd – 26th August.
To celebrate the event, local organisers have committed to funding a minimum of twenty-five trainees to sail aboard the ships during this race.To apply for this funding you must be aged 18-25 and live in Dublin City Council Administrative Area.
Mary Weir, Project Manager, The Tall Ships Races 2012 Dublin Event said: This is a truly amazing opportunity for any young person, it promises to be the experience of a lifetime. Trainees will form strong friendships with other trainees from around the world, get to sail a beautiful square rigged ship in the old traditions of seafaring and learn a new set of life-skills. We are providing an incredible opportunity by funding 25 trainees and this opportunity is available to people with all levels of physical ability,”
The magnificent Tall
Ships will form the breath-taking backdrop to a 4-day long celebration
in Dublin in August with a host of free events including live music on
multiple stages around the Dublin Docklands area, street theatre,
markets, fun fairs, and water sports along with plenty of opportunities
to board the ships in port and meet the crews and share their
experiences on a Tall Ship.
addition to the twenty-five funded trainee places there are a wide range
of opportunities available for those who wish to fund their own voyage
as a trainee as part of The Tall Ships Races 2012 in what promises to be
a truly unique experience” added Michael Byrne, Manager, Sail Training Ireland for Youth Development
Anyone looking for the adventure of a lifetime as a trainee on a Tall Ship should log onto www.dublintallships.ie/trainees and register their details. By doing so they will receive regular information updates. Trainees seeking funding are required to meet certain criteria. For those that meet the criteria there is an option within the registration form to apply for the funding. However, potential trainees not eligible for funding can still register to fund themselves to sail in this spectacular race.