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This summer, fourteen young Shetland trainees are taking part in the following sailing adventures.  

Nordic Sail

Norway | Sweden | Denmark

Monday 30 June to Monday 14 July 2014

This two week Scandinavian sailing adventure will see ten trainees taking part in Nordisk Sjelads, onboard Shetland’s own sail training vessel Swan.  With a 24 strong fleet of traditionally built sailing vessels carrying over 300 crew members taking part, the adventure will take them through Norway, Sweden and Denmark to enjoy plenty of planned and impromptu gatherings in host port locations.  This voyage is aimed at all traditionally built and / or rigged sailing vessels greater than 9 metres, gathering together sailing enthuisasts of all ages for get-togethers.   

The Tall Ships Races 2014, Race One

Harlingen, The Netherlands | Fredrikstad, Norway

Thursday 3 July to Tuesday 15 July 2014

Four trainees will be joining newly built German Tall Ship Alexander Von Humboldt II for an amazing tall ships adventure. This year's event is predicted to attract 100 Tall Ships from around the world, bringing with it thousands of young people of all backgrounds from over thirty nationalities.  The Races will start with a grand port event in Harlingen, The Netherlands, a Tall Ships friendly port and at the forefront of all their activities will be the organisation of activities for young people.  From Harlingen the vessels will race to Fredrikstad, Norway which promises a social and cultural programme to give every crew member and visitor the ‘experience of a life time’.

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Lerwick Port AuthorityThe Swan TrustJ.R. Hutton ConsultingGACNB CommunicationTall Ships Races Lerwick

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