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Sorry, the closing date for this year's scheme has passed. Our placements are advertised annually in Spring with a closing date before the Easter holidays. 

This summer, Sail Training Shetland is supporting ten young people to take part in Nordic Sail onboard Shetland's own Sail Training vessel Swan

Described as a ‘mini-Tall Ships event’, Nordic Sail is well-known for its friendly atmosphere. In each port activities are organised for the visiting crews, anything from barbecues, paddle boarding to raft building! This 18-day trip offers a unique chance to explore Scandinavia; enjoy exchange opportunities with other vessels and take part in planned and impromptu celebrations in host port locations.

Here’s a bit more about the ports Swan will visit:

Aalborg, Denmark.  Aalborg has previously hosted Nordic Sail and will be a host port for The Tall Ships Races again in 2019. 

Vagberg, Sweden.  Varberg is a small town in the Bohuslan archipelago, lots of small islands and sandy beaches.

Fredrikstad, Norway.  A large town, close to the border between Norway and Sweden and host port for The Tall Ships Races again in 2019.


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J.R. Hutton ConsultingTall Ships Races LerwickStreamline Shipping GroupThe Swan TrustLerwick Port Authority

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