Diary date: The International Sail Training and Tall Ships Conference 2014

20 February 2014

Diary date: The International Sail Training and Tall Ships Conference 2014
The International Sail Training and Tall Ships Conference 2014 will be held in the Spanish city of A Coruña on Friday 14 November and Saturday 15 November. 
 
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.
 
Doug Prothero, Chairman,  Sail Training International said, “A Coruña is a longstanding friend of the sail training community and its backing for this year’s conference is further evidence of its commitment to the cause of sail training. 

"We are grateful to the Mayor, the City Council and the Asociación Juán de Lángara for their continued enthusiasm and support.”
 
More details about the conference are available here. 

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For further information contact Sally Titmus, Communications and Marketing Manager, Sail Training International   +44 (0)23 9258 6367, mobile   +44 (0)7827298733 sally.titmus@sailtraininginternational.org

What is sail training?
Sail Training is an adventure activity, which includes far more than sailing instruction. Participants are required to confront demanding challenges, both physical and emotional. It is an activity that inspires self-confidence and personal responsibility. It promotes an acceptance of others, whatever their social or cultural backgrounds, and develops a willingness to take controlled risks. Those who undertake Sail Training on Tall Ships generally find it a positive life-changing experience.
A two-minute film can be seen here.

About Sail Training International (STI)
STI is the international voice of Sail Training, a registered charity (not-for-profit organisation), which has worldwide membership and activities. Its purpose is the development and education of young people through the Sail Training experience, regardless of nationality, culture, religion, gender or social background. It organises the annual Tall Ship Races and other international Tall Ship sailing events.  STI members are 29 national Sail Training organisations around the world and STI’s head office is in Gosport, Hampshire, UK.
The organisation was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2007 for its work in promoting international understanding and friendship.


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