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Sail Trainee Applications Open for The Tall Ships Races 2011!

October 1st 2010

Sail Training Shetland has launched the application process for its 2011 Sail Training Scheme.  Young people between the ages of 15-25 years old are being encouraged to apply early for this experience of a lifetime before the deadline of 31st October 2010.

Places will be available on Tall Ships, smaller traditional ships or modern racing yachts on all legs of The Tall Ships Races next year.  This year, fourteen trainees were successfully placed on the Class A Tall Ship, Christian Radich and our local sail training vessel, Swan in The Tall Ships Races between Kristiansand, Norway and Hartlepool.  Trainee feedback received this year was very positive and indicates that demand will be high for places ahead of 2011.

Peter Malcolmson, Chairman of Sail Training Shetland said, “We aim to recruit a good number of trainees to take part and with continued sponsorship and funding support, we hope to offer as many young people the opportunity to participate in this spectacular experience as we can.  We also look forward to welcoming many of our trainees as crew when they visit Lerwick Harbour between 21-24 July 2011 when Shetland will host the Tall Ships fleet.”   

For further information, guidance notes and application forms, please visit our 'Current Scheme' page.

For information about The Tall Ships Races- 2011, Lerwick, please visit

Lerwick Port AuthorityJ.R. Hutton ConsultingTall Ships Races LerwickTulloch Developments LtdMorenot
Associate Sponsors
The Swan TrustNorthLink Ferries LimitedSullom Voe Owners
Grant Funders
Bell's Nautical Trust