International Sail Training Conference 2013: Now open for early bird bookings!

26 June 2013

International Sail Training Conference 2013: Now open for early bird bookings!

Join Sail Training International in Aalborg, Denmark, Friday 15 – Saturday 16 November, for a packed programme of seminars, workshops and networking opportunities, aimed at the international sail training community.

This unique, annual event in the sail training calendar is designed to meet the wide-ranging interests of the sail training and Tall Ships community.

"It's a perfect opportunity for the sail training community around the world, to gather, network, share practical advice, offer each other support and talk to experts," said Doug Prothero, Chairman, Sail Training International.

“I’m also delighted to confirm that our key-note speaker for the opening plenary session will be the double Olympic sailing gold medallist and CNN presenter Shirley Robertson OBE.”
Who should attend?

  • vessel operators
  • sail training programme providers
  • ports hosting, or planning to host, a Sail Training International event
  • representatives of endorsed events
  • anyone with an interest in sail training and Tall Ships Races and Regattas

This year the conference will be held at the Aalborg Congress and Culture Centre, which is located just 15 minutes drive from Aalborg Airport and a few minutes walk from the city centre. You can take a tour of the conference centre here:

Aalborg is 1,000 years old and Denmark’s fourth largest city.  It boasts a Viking past, has over 300 restaurants, a casino, lively nightlife and great shopping. Aalborg will be the finish port for The Tall Ships Races 2015 (1-4 August).

How to book

Visit International Sail Training and Tall Ships Conference for further information, prices and to complete the booking form.   An early booking discount of up to 20% applies to bookings made before Saturday 14 September 2013.

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Editor’s notes:

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.

Website: Sail Training International

Twitter: TallShipsRaces

Facebook: Tall Ships Races

For further information contact Sally Titmus, Communications and Marketing Manager, Sail Training International +44 (0)23 9258 6367, mobile +44 (0)7827 298733

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