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Ten young Cork people docked at Custom House in the Port of Cork on Friday last, following five days at

Thursday, 3rd September, 2015 12:00am

Ten young Cork people docked at Custom House in the Port of Cork on Friday last, following five days at sea as part of an inclusive skills and personal development programme hosted by Sail Training Ireland and sponsored by EMC, Port of Cork, the National Maritime College of Ireland, Ardmore Shipping and the Irish Institute of Master Mariners.

The Sail Training Ireland programme saw the young men and women, aged between 15 and 25, join the crew of the 70-ft schooner, 'The Spirit of Oysterhaven', and sail up the coast of West Cork.

The group spent five days learning technical skills including plotting a course, navigation and weather and tide prediction.

The voyage was the final leg of a two-month circumnavigation of the island of Ireland, undertaken in 10 separate stages by 10 different crews from across the country.

In the spirit of community cohesion and reconciliation, several of these legs had young crews from different communities both North and South of the border, promoted by Sea-Connections and Safe Haven Voyages.

Oliver Hart, owner of 'The Spirit of Oysterhaven', said the programme promotes "seamanship and technical skills, an awareness of the marine environment and personal development through fostering teamwork and a spirit of co-operation."

EMC, in conjunction with Port of Cork, the National Maritime College of Ireland, Ardmore Shipping and the Irish Institute of Master Mariners, provided bursaries to each of the group covering their five-day voyage.

John Ryan, Director in Global Product Operations at EMC Ireland, said the company was "proud to have contributed to an initiative dedicated to the advancement of technological learning and community cohesion, particularly for people who might not otherwise have had such an opportunity."

Sail Training Ireland is a charity offering personal development through the maritime experience to young people across the island of Ireland. President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins is the charity's chief patron.

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