The Master Mariner competition is an annual seamanship event for Ventures & Rover Scouts.
It is supported and sponsored by the Irish Institute of Master Mariners.The 2023 Master Mariner Competition will be held on Sunday 5th March at the National Maritime College of Ireland, Cork Harbour. Hosted by 9th Port (Malahide) and 1st Port (Ringsend) Sea Scouts. Here are the forthcoming details of the competition programme for 2023 - 4th March – Competitors Experience Day. Venue - Irish Naval Headquarters, Haulbowline Island, Cork Harbour. Meet and greet with the examiners and fellow competitors alongside experience some of the facilities and operations of the Irish Naval Service. (This day is optional). Competition Day - 5th March – Master Mariner Competition. National Maritime College of Ireland, Cork Harbour. Competitors move between checkpoints and meet different examiners. At each checkpoint they run through the topic, using practical tests and tools as much as possible. It is not only for Sea Scouts? It is organised by Sea Scout groups but members of all Scouting Ireland groups may attend. Non-Sea Scouts have won the event in the past.