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The largest event organised by Sail Training International is The Tall Ships Races, an annual summer series held in European waters, where ports along the route will host festivals that can be expected to bring between 200,000 and 1 million visitors over 3 to 4 days. Sports, social, and cultural activities will be planned for the thousands of crew members, whilst the highlight of any festival is the crew parade which sees participants from all over the world come together to take over the streets.
The Tall Ships Races 2019 will see the fleet gather in Aalborg, Denmark before racing north to Fredrikstad in Norway. From there they’ll cruise the Norwegian coast to Bergen (a highly recommended voyage if you get the chance) before returning to Denmark for a finale in the city of Aarhus.
Sail Training International, an organisation for Tall Ships Races, Regattas, Funding and More!
Achieved through the challenge of sailing a tall ship on the high seas, Sail Training is an experiential course in personal and professional development championed for its effectiveness by youth organisations, multi-national corporations and even navies from across the world.
Sail Training International (STI) is a registered charity that focuses on the development and education of young people (aged up to 26) through the challenge of Sail Training. They currently have 29 national Sail Training organisations as members. Every Year Sail Training International organises The Tall Ships Races, a European event that sees as many as 50 tall ships race between major festivals in up to 5 ports. They also organise at least one Tall Ships Regatta annually, a similar event on a slightly smaller scale. To help those aged 15-25 from any country of the world to take part in the annual tall ships races and regattas they offer the Sultanate of Oman Bursary Scheme.
The annual International Sail Training and Tall Ships Conference is also organised by STI, an event that brings together hundreds of delegates from across the international community for 3 days of discussions, seminars, workshops and more to help better future practice.Read More...