(L-R) Rear Admiral Rothesay (Ross) Swan AO CBE,
Nigel Rowe, President and Chairman of Sail Training International,
Sail Training International's Board of Trustees has appointed Sean Flood an International Goodwill Ambassador in recognition of his long affiliation with the organisation, its mission and activities.
Until his retirement last year, Sean Flood was the Country Representative for Ireland in Sail Training International', a role he held for some 14 years, as well as being a Director of Coiste an Asgard since 1998. During his years as the Irish Representative for sail training, Sean played a key role in widening the knowledge and appreciation of the benefits of sail training as well as bringing The Tall Ships' Races to Dublin in 1998 and to Waterford in 2005, and the planned visit there in 2011.
"It is a privilege to be honoured in this way, especially as it has been a huge pleasure working with Sail Training International over the years. Sail training is an activity that never ceases to inspire young people and seeing the difference in the youngsters after a voyage is very gratifying," said Sean.
Appointed at the same time was Rear Admiral Rothesay (Ross) Swan AO CBE who was country representative for Australia and who is also well known to many in Ireland as having been instrumental in taking Asgard down to Australia in 1988 for Australia's bicentennial celebrations.
Nigel Rowe, President and Chairman of the Sail Training International said: "Our International Goodwill Ambassadors are people who have made extraordinary contributions to sail training for young people and who we believe can continue to help promote the benefits of the activity. Both Sean and Ross have worked tirelessly to help promote sail training in their countries and are well placed to continue to do so."
Media & Publications Manager,
Sail Training International