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Nordic sail

Denmark | Sweden | Norway

28 June to 15 July 2017

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.

Sail Training Shetland are offering ten sponsored placements to take part in this event. Applications must be received in writing, counter signed by a parent/guardian if the applicant is under 18 years of age. All applicants will be offered a ½ day sail on Swan as part of the selection process to choose successful candidates weekend 22/23 April. Please read the guidance notes which accompany the application forms below. 

If selected, a personal contribution of £250.00 will be required to take part. All other costs including ship bookings, travel and subsistence will be met by Sail Training Shetland.  

Here’s a bit more about the ports you 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.

For further information, please contact:

The closing date for applications is Thursday 23 March 2017.

Don’t miss the boat!!! 


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Lerwick Port AuthorityJ.R. Hutton ConsultingStreamline Shipping GroupTulloch Developments LtdThe Swan TrustTall Ships Races Lerwick

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