Veolia supports Sail Training Ireland

Funded by the Veolia Connect community programme

Sail Training Ireland is a charity that funds the development of young people from all backgrounds and all abilities on the island of Ireland, providing them with the opportunity to participate on voyages on Tall Ships and other sail training vessels.

While they learn how to sail, it’s more about learning from the overall experience. The exciting adventure offers the participants the opportunity to overcome fears, push boundaries and take on new responsibilities in a challenging environment. The experience promotes self-confidence, develops leadership, resilience, teamwork, communication skills and an understanding of diversity. It often has a profound effect on the participants’ outlook and can be life changing.

Jonathan Sedgwick, a member of our Energy Technical team, successfully applied to Veolia Connect for funding to support trainees to join a 5 day voyage on a sail training vessel.