Fulfil your New Year’s Resolution in Falmouth

04 February 2014

Fulfil your New Year’s Resolution in Falmouth
There are now 37 Tall Ships signed up to race in the 2014 Falmouth - Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta, providing a variety of experiences to suit individuals of all ages. All aspects of life on board the ship will be explored. You will learn how to set sails, steer a compass course, be part of a team and if you are brave enough climb the rigging. 

On top of the extraordinary skills you learn on board, there will be wonderful festivities in both ports, a cruise in company down The Thames and the race itself. In total the activities encompass a 10-day period.  Nine ships are already fully booked, but there are still hundreds of places up for grabs.

The cost for a space on board a Tall Ship varies from £600 to £1,000, depending on the ship you sign up with. There are also opportunities to part-fund some spaces, with bursaries available to those who are disadvantaged and have fundraised some of the cost themselves. 

Visit Cornwall are also running a competition in which you can win two free spaces on board a ship – a fantastic prize!  To enter the competition see ‘Win Holidays’ on the Visit Cornwall website http://www.visitcornwall.com 

The dates for the 2014 Falmouth – Royal Greenwich Regatta are:

Falmouth Tall Ships Festivities: Thursday 28 August - Sunday 31 August
Race 1: Sunday 31 August - Tuesday 2 September
Cruise in Company (The Thames): Wednesday 3 September – Friday 5 September
Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festivities: Friday 5 September - Tuesday 9 September

Confirming your place on board is easy. Anyone interested in taking part in the regatta as a Crew Member can contact Melanie Cock on 01326 211382 or melanie.cock@cornwallmarine.net or register through the Tall Ships website on the crewing page http://www.falmouthtallships.co.uk/crewing/

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Editor’s notes:

Host cities and dates for the 2014 Tall Ship Races and Regattas

The SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta
Varna, Bulgaria Wed 30 April – Sat 3 May
Novorossiysk, Russia Fri 9 – Mon 12 May
Sochi, Russia Wed 14 – Sun 18 May
Constanta, Romania Sat 24 – Tues 27 May

Tall Ships Races 2014
Harlingen, The Netherlands Thurs 3 to Sun July         
Fredrikstad, Norway             Sat 12 to Tues 15 July    

Bergen, Norway                   Thurs 24 to Sun 27 July   
Esbjerg, Denmark                 Sat 2 to Tues 5 August

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.

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.

For more information contact Sally Titmus, Communications and Marketing Manager, Sail Training International, Charles House, Gosport Marina, Mumby Road, Gosport, Hampshire, UK  PO12 1AH  

Tel: +44 (0) 23 9258 6367   Email: sally.titmus@sailtraininginternational.org

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