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