- No operational Tall Ship in Ireland – North/South
- Restricted Opportunity for local Tall Ship Sail Training
- Lack of Public Visibility of and Access to traditional Sailing Ships.
- Cost of Sail Training for trainees
- Package of six traditional sailing ships
- Cost effective to Festival Organisers/Sail Training Organisations
- Concentrated period of operation in Irish Sea
- Back to Back Festival appearances
- Local access for trainees of all ages.
- Guaranteed income for ships
- Affordable cost to trainees/Guests