Over two hundred enthusiastic sailing trainees took to the water with Ocean Youth Trust Ireland at Galway harbour across the course of the week, many of whom had their very first opportunity to experience sailing first hand.
Bronagh Cappa Campbell, Chief Executive of the Trust said: ‘Ocean Youth Trust Ireland would like to thank the organisers of the Volvo Ocean Race Finale Festival in Galway, Let’s Do It Global for the opportunity to be a part of the event. Weare delighted to have worked alongside the various bodies from the public and private sectors and community and sporting organisations across Ireland. The event has helped open up the world of sailing across Ireland to everyone on our shores’.
Ocean Youth Trust Ireland has developed a full programme of sailing and camp opportunities for young people, adults, schools and youth based organisations to include try sailing in July & August at Lough Foyle, Derry/Londonderry as part of the Clipper Homecoming Festival, in Galway in July for the Volvo Ocean Race; sailing and coaching for residents and visitors to the Inishmore Aran Islands in July, back to Belfast and Castlewellan Forest Park, Co Down for more sailing and adventure camp during July & August; finishing off in Dublin at the end of August for the Tall Ships Races 2012.
There is something for everyone aged twelve years upwards this summer with Ocean Youth Trust Ireland. No sailing experience is necessary, all safety gear and insurance is provided as well as sailing instruction that is delivered by fully qualified sailing instructors. For details on all sailing and adventure camp opportunities visit www.oyti.org.
Ocean Youth Trust Ireland was granted the Inspire Mark by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. The Inspire mark is the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme – a UK-wide participation initiative which recognises innovative and exceptional non-commercial projects which are inspired by the 2012 Games. The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure is responsible for delivering the Inspire programme in Northern Ireland, as part of its wider strategy to create a local legacy from the 2012 Games’.