We have worked in close partnership with Sail Training Ireland since 2016, sharing common goals and objectives to deliver long-term social impact. Between us, we can change and improve the lives of those who sail with us.
Trainees from age 14 upwards are selected from all over Ireland (North and South) by Sail Training Ireland with many from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Sail Training Ireland works closely with a network of ‘Nominating Organisations’ including schools, community groups, youth groups, charities, health workers, Garda Diversion projects and educational training organisations to identify young people (trainees) who would gain from the sail training experience. These Nominating Organisations offer important support to trainees both during their preparation for voyages and after the voyage when they return.
The Impact of COVID on our 2021 Plans
Our 2021 Spring and Summer sailing programme with Sail Training Ireland was agreed in 2020 following the cancellations in 2020 due to the Covid19 pandemic. The plan included over 40 days at sea across six voyages in May, June and July.
Sadly, due to the pandemic this programme is currently postponed while both Seas Your Future and Sail Training Ireland await government guidance on when we can proceed again. We continue to work closely together and hope to bring news later in the year.
In the meantime, we continue our winter voyage on Pelican of London and are making alternative plans for offering summer sailing from May to August.
Please follow our journey as Pelican of London returns from another successful winter Atlantic crossing HERE , and we will be updating on our summer plans as they emerge.
Our 2020 Development Plan outlines our aims and objectives for the next few years.
Crew and students share experiences with you on their Seas Your Future voyages with College Partners and Darwin200.