Time for the crews to party!

22 September 2013

Time for the crews to party!
Last night the Captains enjoyed dinner onboard the Brazilian naval training ship, Cisne Branco and today, day two of the Regatta, its time for the trainees and crews to get competitive and then get partying!  This morning they are taking part in a beach volleyball competition at nearby Club Natacio Barcelona and later they will be attending the prize giving ceremony and crew party - a great opportunity to let their hair down and meet other trainees from around the world.  Prizes to be awarded include Most Impressive Arrival into Barcelona and Best Dressed Ship in Barcelona as well as several other categories and the sports award. 

More sports competitions follow tomorrow (Monday) - this time rowing and basketball and then more training onboard their own vessels in readiness for their departure on Tuesday.  

The quaysides are buzzing already this morning, with a local swimming competition taking place amongst the fleet and many visitors taking in the spectacular sights.  

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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