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All aboard for sail trainees!

Four young adults embark on summer sailing adventure

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J R Hutton Ltd gets onboard!

For the sixth year running, J.R.Hutton Ltd are sponsoring Sail Training Shetland’s annual sail training activities.

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Tom scoops Vevoe trophy

December 3rd 2015
Tom scoops Vevoe trophy

Last Saturday (28 November) saw the annual presentation of the Vevoe Trophy to the Swan trainee of the year, Tom Chivers.

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Sail Training is available to young people aged 15-25

Our Objectives

Our main objective is to further the development and education of young people between the ages of 15 and 25 years by providing opportunities to participate in the adventure, challenge and experience of Sail Training onboard vessels such as tall ships, small traditional ships and modern racing yachts.

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Sail Training in Shetland

What is Sail Training?

Sail training is an experience that requires participants to confront many demanding challenges, both physical and emotional. It is an activity that inspires self-confidence and the acceptance of personal responsibility, promotes an acceptance of others whatever their social or cultural backgrounds, and develops a willingness to take controlled risks. For most who undertake sail training on Tall Ships it is a positive life-changing experience.

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