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Malahide Sea Scouts Leading the Waves
An incredible weekend experience for the 22 competitors from across the Country competing in the annual Master Mariner Competition proudly sponsored by the Irish Institute of Master Mariners.

The level of nautical skills shown by all competitors was outstanding. Everyone should be very very proud of what they have achieved.

Capt.Desmond Fortune ‘Founders Award’
1st – Cormac Eason (267pts) – 9th Port Malahide Sea Scouts
2nd – Dan Clohessy (246pts) – 9th Port Malahide Sea Scouts
3rd – Adam Kavanagh (244pts) – 12th Ballykelly Scouts

Capt.Cian Timmons Memorial Award
1st – Óran Ó hIrile (248pts) – 9th Port Malahide Sea Scouts
2nd – Evan Banable (235pts) – 9th Port Malahide Sea Scouts
3rd – Darragh Ryan (213pts) – 1st Wexford New Ross Sea Scouts

Practical Skills
Eoghan Lavelle Cox’ns Award
Dan Clohessy – 9th Port Malahide Sea Scouts

Round of applause to the 22 examiners made up of experienced volunteer Sea Scouters and external friends of Sea Scouting equaling an extraordinary pool of maritime and seamanship knowledge including;
Irish Naval Service
Irish Coast Guard
Irish Sailing
RNLI Crosshaven Lifeboat Station,
@Marine Casualty Investigation Board
Scouting Ireland Sailing Adventure Skills
Lecturer’s from the National Maritime College of Ireland NMCI.

Thanks also to 1st Cork Crosshaven Sea Scouts for hosting camping accommodation for the competitors and to Scouting Ireland Sailing Adventure Skills for organising the event alongside 1st Port of Dublin Sea Scouts – Ringsend and Malahide Sea Scouts.
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A quick roundup of the competitors experience day ahead of the real annual Master Mariner Competition!A fascinating tour of Irelands only maritime training college with college lecturer Capt.Bill Kavanagh, former lecturer to one of the competition trophy name-sakes, Sea Scouter Capt.Cian Timmons.

Very impressive resources and simulators.
The competitors were also treated to sit-in on part of a sea survival class happening in the environmental pool.
A whistle-stop tour of Irish Naval HQ on Haulbowline Island with Lieut.Eoghan O’Hara.
The Scouts and Ventures were given access to the decks, bridge and engine room of the LE Roisin and LE George Bernard Shaw.
Formidable to see so many of the Irish Naval fleet in one place at one time!
Finally a stop off at RNLI Crosshaven Lifeboat Station with Capt. Hugh Tully and his team for a great inspection of the station, equipment and volunteer crew life.
The RNLI celebrate their 199th birthday this weekend!
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