Falmouth-Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta 2014

    Organised by Sail Training International

The Falmouth-Royal Greenwich Regatta 2014 offers content for every type of media outlet – print, digital and broadcast.  From hard news and sports coverage, to human interest features and colourful action spectacles. 

For example:

- unique and spectacular video and photo opportunities
- opportunities to sail on a Tall Ship
- unusual interview and story opportunities
- a chance to follow race progress online via on board satellite tracking system ‘Yellow Brick’ and daily media reports
Video and photography resources

The magnificent Tall Ships fleet and popular port events provide a never-ending stream of film and photographic opportunities.  If you are looking for a particular image before the event call +44(0)23 9258 6367 or email sean.andrews@sailtraininginternational.org

The media centres in each port can provide photo and video materials in different formats. 

Media berths: get on board

Some Tall Ships in the fleet may be able to offer a limited number of discounted berth spaces to accommodate media onboard during the races and cruise in company.

Media berths give journalists a fantastic and unrivalled opportunity to experience a Tall Ships Race first hand, learn about daily life on board, get closer to the trainee human interest stories and feed back reports as the race excitement unfolds.

To arrange a berth place contact:
Sally Titmus, Communications and Marketing Manager, 
Charles House, 
Gosport Marina,
 Mumby Road,
Gosport, Hampshire, UK  
PO12 1AH

Office number: +44 (0)23 9258 6367
Mobile: +44 (0)7827 298 733
Stories and photo/film opportunities

- Follow the progress of trainees from a range of nationalities and backgrounds, to see how the experience of sail training changes people  lives. 
- Photo and filming opportunities at sea aboard a press boat, during the Parade of Sail in each port and for official race starts off Falmouth.
- Watch Tall Ship crews assemble in fancy dress and march in a colourful Crew Parade 

- Photo opportunities with trainee representatives of all nationalities

- Interviews and photo opportunities with prize winners in both ports

- Join in a ‘press tour’ of the vessels to hear about their history and interview Captain’s

- Enjoy a behind the scenes Tall Ship tour of the ship galleys and living quarters
- Follow race leg progress online via the Yellow Brick satellite tracking system and twice daily media reports.
- Take part in a mast climb in ports - a unique venue for radio interviews and unrivalled aerial views; or the experience as a unique competition prize
- Interview local country representatives and the STI Race Director or Chairman

UK Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO)
There are limited opportunities for media representatives to be on board UK ASTO specific member vessels during the race and on the journey to join the start in Falmouth.

ASTO can also provide: 
- a range of case studies of young people from around the country taking part in the Regatta for you to use on request.
-  hi-res images of ASTO vessels and young people taking part in activities on board a

For more information about ASTO vessels taking part in the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta 2014, for hi-res images or to bid for a media berth on board one of the vessels taking part contact:
Julia Holt, Seagrass Communications
Office: +44 (0) 23 9252 0858 Mobile: +44 (0)788 444 7729

Heather Ewing, Seagrass Communications
Office: +44 (0) 23 9252 0858 Mobile: +44 (0)780 330 4595
Press boats

Each host port will organise a limited number of press boats to take photographers and film crews out to sea during the Parade of Sail and for the race starts off Falmouth.

If you are interested in booking a place on a press boat you will need to register your interest either through the host ports media accreditation system or in the media centre during the event.

Media accreditation

Each host port will establish a media centre for the duration of their event and will manage a media accreditation system. The media centre is the place to obtain more information about the ships, event, sail training in general and to arrange to speak to the Race Chairman, Race Director, captains and trainees.

Due to the large numbers of interested media it is highly recommended to apply for accreditation ahead of the event.