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Swan bound for Norway...

July 1st 2014
Swan bound for Norway...

Ten Shetland trainees set sail for Scandinavian adventure!

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European sailing adventures for fourteen Shetland trainees

Fourteen young adults from all across Shetland will become trainee crew members onboard Shetland’s own sail training vessel Swan and German Tall Ship Alexander von Humboldt II, in two separate sailing adventures this summer.

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Double success for sail trainee!

Ailish Parham from Maywick, Bigton, receives Swan Trust Vevoe Trophy and Sail Training International's Sail Trainee Volunteer of the Year.

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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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Tall Ships Races LerwickThe Swan TrustNB CommunicationJ.R. Hutton ConsultingGACLerwick Port Authority

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Shetland Catch

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