The UK youth charity Training Ship Jack Petchey is alongside in Dun Laoghaire Marina this weekend on Dublin Bay.
The British-flagged training ship is named after Jack Petchey OBE. The Jack Petchey is part of the Offshore Fleet of the Sea Cadet Corps, and is used to take 12 Sea Cadets to sea, although she comes into port every night. Whilst at sea the Sea Cadets aboard the Jack Petchey are able to put into practical use their seamanship and navigational training, as well as being an excellent opportunity for adventure. The Jack Petchy visits a number of ports across Britain and the Continent throughout the year.
The Sea Cadets foundation that operates the working with 14,000 young people between 10 and 18 years old across the UK. It has 400 units across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and Bermuda all run by 9,000 volunteers. Cadets follow similar rates and ranks, traditions, values and ethos as the Royal Navy.