Goodbye to La Spezia

07 October 2013

Goodbye to La Spezia
La Spezia has been a wonderful host port and the fleet will be sad to leave today.  But sail away they must - as much as the crews enjoy the festivities in port, these ships were built to sail and they will all now go on to do just that.  Some are heading further south for the winter months, others are heading back to their home ports, and some are going to be slowly making their way to the Black Sea in readiness for the Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta next spring.  

Undocking begins at 10.00hrs local, and the Parade of Sail will commence at approximately 11:30hrs local, taking a route to the south towards Cinque Terre (Five Lands). 

Pic: Captain Radev and crew of Royal Helena with their prizes 

Full race results can be seen here 

Lycamobile - title sponsor of the Mediterranean Tall Ships Regatta

Gaastra - official clothing supplier to the Mediterranean Tall Ships Regatta

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For more details please contact Pauline Appleby, Media Manager, on pauline.appleby@sailtraininginternational.org Tel: +44(0) 7785 567487

Editor’s notes:

A word from your sponsor

Lycamobile is the world’s favourite international SIM card. With over 30 million customers across 16 countries, it allows customers to benefit from fantastic, low rates to call their friends and family abroad.

Lycamobile is delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Lycamobile Mediterranean Tall Ships Regatta, with its mission to connect to global communities.  

If you need to call your family and friends during the Regatta please look out for their stand space portside in Barcelona, Toulon and La Spezia.   

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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