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The Sea Is Calling!

June 14th 2019
The Sea Is Calling!

Tall Ship Races 2019 journey awaits 12 excited young adventurers

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Curry fundraiser night

Curry fundraiser night at the Gurkha Kitchen hosted by Sail Training Shetland

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Cormac scoops Sail Trainee of the Year 2018 trophy

Cormac Mathieson wins The Swan Trust Vevoe trophy for Sail Trainee of the Year 2018

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Sail Training is available to young people aged 15-25

Our Objectives

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.

How can I get involved?

Sail Training in Shetland

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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