Providing annual sail training opportunities to young people aged between 15 and 25 years from all over Shetland.

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This year, we are proud to be supporting twenty young people to take part in The Tall Ships Races on two exciting adventures onboard Shetland’s own tall ship Swan.

The legendary Tall Ships Races offers international fun and friendship, action packed racing and festival experiences.

The first group of ten trainees are sailing from Shetland on Sunday 3 July, to take part in Race One between Esjberg, Denmark and Harlingen in The Netherlands.

A second group undertaking the Tall Ships Cruise in Company adventure, will start their travel on Friday 15 July to join Swan in The Netherlands, for the Cruise in Company to Antwerp in Belgium, rounded off by a Feeder Race through to Lowestoft, UK to take part in the Excelsior Trust's Centenary Smack Race celebrations.

Looking ahead to 2023...

Excitement is building for the return of The Tall Ships Races 2023 when we will be offering incredible opportunities to take part, across a variety of ships and routes. More information will be posted here in the coming months.

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Lerwick Port AuthorityJ.R. Hutton ConsultingTall Ships Races LerwickTulloch Developments LtdShetland Aquaculture
Associate Sponsors
The Swan Trust
Grant Funders
Bell's Nautical TrustThe Robertson TrustLocalgiving in partnership with People's Postcode TrustLocalgivingPeople's Postcode Trust