This trip has been amazing and I would recommend it to anyone.
The trip on the Swan...has been one of the most amazing experiences in my life
This opportunity has been a complete eye opener for me and I can only hope to do something like this again
It’s hard to think that 12 days ago we didn’t know each other at all but now were like a family sharing laughs and mischief
We have so many memories to share; the magic of the Mareel, the plunging waves and gales leaving us with salt swept hair
Sailing... An Epic Experience
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Ten Shetland trainees set sail for Scandinavian adventure!
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.
Ailish Parham from Maywick, Bigton, receives Swan Trust Vevoe Trophy and Sail Training International's Sail Trainee Volunteer of the Year.
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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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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