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Due to the high levels of interest this year, we have added a further two mini sail training adventures to our 2015 programme of events.

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Shetland Trainees Ready for Sail Training Adventures!

Twenty young adults recruited through Sail Training Shetland are preparing for summer sailing adventures as they join Swan as sail trainees to participate in Nordic Sail, an event gathering a fleet of traditionally rigged vessels in the Skagerrak / Kattegat region and Race 2 of The Tall Ships Races 2015 between Kristiansand, Norway and Aalborg, Denmark.

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Tulloch Developments becomes Sail Training Shetland’s latest sponsor

Shetland’s largest civil and marine engineering contractor has put its weight behind our 2015 sail training scheme as a full sponsor.

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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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Tulloch Developments LtdThe Swan TrustLerwick Port AuthorityStreamline Shipping GroupJ.R. Hutton ConsultingNB CommunicationTall Ships Races Lerwick

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