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Successful Sponsorship Campaign Gives Chance for 14 Sail Trainees to Join The Tall Ships Races 2010!

Sail Training Shetland is pleased to announce that due to a successful sponsorship campaign raising £11,250 so far, fourteen young people, between the ages of 15-25 years old will have the chance take part in The Tall Ships Races 2010.

Trainee places will be available onboard the Swan and Christian Radich during The Tall Ships Races between Kristiansand, Norway and Hartlepool, UK in August. The application process tobecome trainees is being launched next week on Friday 16th April. 

From left to right: George Simpson - Ian Manson (Bletty) Memorial Trust; Leslie Irvine - Lerwick Buiding Centre; Melanie Henderson - Lerwick Port Authority; Peter Malcolmson - Chairperson of Sail Training Shetland; John Henderson - Ocean Kinetics; David Henry - D H Marine; Fiona Dally - Shetland Tall Ships 20111 Limited; Brian Manson - Ian Manson (Bletty) Memorial Trust; Jim Anderson - Lerwick Community Council and Iain Tulloch - Merchant Navy Association of Shetland. The People's Postcode Lottery gave a generous £3,500 towards the project through its grant giving organisation the People's Postcode Trust; Lisa Imlach of the Trust said "We are delighted to support Sail TrainingShetland with delivering this exciting scheme for young people. It gives them a once in a lifetime opportunity to take part in experiencing Tall Ships whilst gaining invaluable life skills, and meeting people from different backgrounds from around the world."

To date, local sponsors areLerwick Building Centre, DH Marine, Ocean Kinetics and Lerwick Port Authority, Associate sponsors and supporters are Lerwick Community Council, the Merchant Navy Association of Shetland and Ian Manson (Bletty) Memorial Trust.

Peter Malcolmson, Chairman of Sail Training Shetland is "thrilled that businesses and organisations have been able to support our charity to provide Sail Training opportunities thisyear. We hope to encourage as many young people to apply for these places and to build on the success of our previoustrainees, who loved the experience onboard Swan in the Small Ships Races in 2009. We thank all our presentsponsors and also look forward to offering a wide range of trainee opportunities next year, when we host The Tall Ships Races 2011."


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