For those of you reading this in Ireland and visitors from wherever we hope you will take an interest in and support this worthy effort for Irish youth. To Irish youth if you are placed aboard one of the vessels as a trainee remember how you react to life on board will influence the acceptance of future groups of Irish trainees. You therefore represent Ireland and in particular Irish youth - there is no better compliment than to be called a good shipmate.
The Manager of STIYD is Michael Byrne supported by his able Staff they can be found at:
Sail Training Ireland for Youth Development Ltd.
+353 86 0346038
Please remember the 800 of our fellow seafarers held captive by pirates off Somalia. Also there are once again pirate attacks on the Coast of West Africa.