Leading Irish energy company, Energia Renewables has partnered with Sail Training Ireland to sponsor a sea voyage for young people aboard the Pelican of London, tall ship. Sail Training Ireland is a national charity that works with young people to develop life skills through experiential learning onboard tall ships.
The voyage of empowerment will set sail from Dublin on 14 June and will dock in Rosslare, Wexford on 18 June where an awards ceremony will be held. During the voyage, twenty-three young people from Wexford and five from Wicklow will learn various skills including teamwork, communication and leadership as part of this exhilarating seafaring experience. They will also learn about the marine environment and carry out marine science experiments and lab work while onboard.
Energia Renewables support for the voyage is part of the Irish company’s continuous commitment to sustainability and community. Energia Renewables is currently developing the South Irish Sea offshore wind project that will generate clean electricity for homes and businesses across the south-east region and Ireland. The partnership with Sail Training Ireland represents our commitment to support initiatives that benefit local residents and communities.
Speaking about the exciting new partnership, Jodie Neary, Offshore Stakeholder and Engagement Manager of Energia said, “We’re excited to partner with Sail Training Ireland to support their mission developing young people’s life skills through sail training. Sail Training Ireland does fantastic work building steppingstones for young people to enter employment, particularly in the maritime industry while also preserving the long maritime history of Ireland.
“Energia Renewables’ vision is to deliver cleaner, more sustainable energy for Ireland and our partnership with Sail Training Ireland demonstrates our commitment to the communities in which we operate. We believe in the energy and potential of young people. Investing in youth development is critically important in building a sustainable future for Ireland, and we look forward to the positive impact that this partnership will have.”
Daragh Sheridan, CEO of Sail Training Ireland, added, “We’re delighted to have Energia’s support for our upcoming voyage. Sail Training Ireland offers an unforgettable experience for our young people, and we are proud to work with Energia Renewables as a leading Irish energy company to make this voyage even more accessible for participants. We look forward to making this a successful voyage for all involved.”
Sail Training Ireland was recently awarded the Lord Mayor of Dublin’s Award for their contribution to youth development and education in Dublin and beyond. The charity offers sail training voyages to young people from a range of backgrounds and abilities. The voyages help to develop essential life skills such as leadership, teamwork, and communication, while also building self-confidence and resilience.