The Tallships are coming to Dublin this August and they are delighted to invite the young people of Dublin and Ireland to get involved. Become a trainee aboard the Tall Ships as they race from A Coruna (Spain) to Dublin from the 13th to the 23rd of August. 

The 2012 races are presented by the City of Szczecin and organised by Sail Training International. The organisers of the event in Dublin are Dublin Tall Ships Event 2012 Limited. The lead authorities involved in the delivery of the event are Dublin City Council and Dublin Port Company.

The Facts
This event will attract a host of Tall Ships to Dublin Port as the ships race from A Coruna (Spain) to Dublin over an estimated ten-day period. It is the last leg of the annual Tallships race, which visits a total of five international ports.
Young people can apply to become “trainees” on board the Tallships and take part in a voyage as crew. No previous experience is necessary. Anyone that is interested in taking part or receiving further information should register at

Open information days will be held from the 17th to the 19th of February from 12.00 to18.00 daily, in the CHQ building, IFSC, Dublin 1.

The Irish Tallship museum “The Jeannie Johnston” is located close by and will be open for visitors at a reduced rate. This will be an ideal opportunity to see what living conditions on board a tallship are really like.

Funding Opportunities
  • As part of the event, the organisers are making some funding available for the young people of Dublin. The Dublin City Tall Ships Funding will fund 25 trainees from Dublin to sail on the ships as they race from A Coruna to Dublin.
  • Any youth organisation within Dublin City Council Administrative Area (see below map) can nominate members of their organisation.lternatively, individuals may apply and seek the nomination of a youth organisation. These organisations are not defined but examples of such are:
•       Youth groups
•       Community groups
•       Schools and colleges
•       Sports clubs
•       Scouts groups

Below is an information bulletin regarding this funding opportunity and details on how you can apply.

Other Opportunities
Besides the above funding, many other opportunities exist for young people from all over Ireland to become trainees. Details are included in the below bulletin.

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