The International Sail Training and Tall Ships Conference is an annual event featuring seminars and workshops, over two days. It provides tailored programmes to meet the needs and interests of key delegate groups; and is the perfect opportunity for the Sail Training community around the world to gather, network, share practical advice, offer each other support and talk to experts.


Who should attend?


The Sail Training International Annual Conference is a ‘must attend’ event, open to everyone involved in Sail Training for young people and Tall Ships events.


  • Vessel operators
  • Sail Training programme providers
  • Ports already contracted or seeking to host a Sail Training International event
  • Representatives of Endorsed Events
  • Anyone with an interest in Sail Training and Tall Ships races and regattas.


  • Sail trainer £200
  • Host port/other £540

Provisional programme


Thursday 13 November

0900 – 1300 STI Ships Council meeting - Small Ships Forum / Tall Ships Forum

(Optional session for members only. Maximum of two attendees per vessel)

19 00 – 21 00 Welcome reception hosted by the 2015 ports


Friday 14 November

08 00 – 08 45 Registration

09 00 – 17 00 Conference sessions


Saturday 15 November

09 00 – 17 00 Conference sessions

20 00 Gala dinner


Sunday 16 November

Depart at leisure


The city of A Coruña is well known to the sail training community, both as a strategic safe haven on the north west corner of Spain and as a regular host port for The Tall Ships Races.  The city has been a host port on eight previous occasions and will once again welcome The Tall Ships fleet in the summer of 2016.


For conference delegates, A Coruña offers a very attractive proposition. It is a historic city of great interest with excellent value hotels, restaurants and bars. The conference venue is the renowned Palexco conference centre, which offers outstanding facilities in a harbour-side location.