Published: Wednesday, 15 May 2013 15:40
The Tall Ships Regatta 2014 (Thursday 28 August – Tuesday 9 September), from Falmouth to Greenwich, is officially open for entries and captains and crews are promised a special event, combining exciting racing and a relaxing cruise-in-company.
Falmouth Thursday 28 August - Sunday 31 August
Race Sunday 31 August - Wednesday 03 September
Cruise in company
Wednesday 3 September - Saturday 6 September
Greenwich Sat 6 September - Tuesday 9 September
The race starts from the Tall Ship friendly port of Falmouth reputed to be the third largest natural harbour in the world and an excellent venue for visiting Tall Ships from around the world.
Since the ships first visit in 1966, Falmouth hosted the Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta in 2008 and The Tall Ships Race event in 1982. The economic impact of the event left a lasting impression on the area, attracting 100,000 visitors and generating over £12 million for the local economy.
The finish port, Royal Greenwich, will be hosting the first major Tall Ships event since London hosted the Tall Ships Race in 1989.
Paul Bishop, Head of Race Directorate, Sail Training International said, "This Regatta will see an interesting fleet of up to 50 sail training vessels and Tall Ships from around the world competing in competitive racing over three days. It will follow the main Tall Ships Races in 2014 – which visits Harlingen, Netherlands; Fredrikstad, Norway; Bergen, Norway and Esbjerg, Denmark." More details available on the Sail Training International website
Published: Wednesday, 01 May 2013 15:38
After winning 71% of the public vote Sea-Hear-Discover, Discovery Sailing Project's new initiative was presented with the 2013 Haven Academy Award by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.
Sea-Hear-Discover helps to provide opportunities for people with hearing impairments to experience the thrill and challenge of offshore sailing. The initiative will work collaboratively with schools, adult and youth organisations and charities offering voyages for people aged 12 years and over. Voyages range from relaxed evening sails around the Solent, to week long action packed races as part of the annual International Tall Ships' Race which takes place much further afield in European waters.
Published: Tuesday, 23 April 2013 15:31
Unwavering dedication of volunteers' vessel
The volunteers of Ocean Youth Trust Scotland have a new boat thanks to patrons Barbara and Curly Mills.
Talking of the new vessel at its naming ceremony today, Nick Fleming and Dominic McKay agreed that Alba Volunteer was a fitting name, highlighting the unwavering dedication of the Trust's Patrons and its volunteers to inspiring young people through adventure under sail.
Read more: New Boat for Ocean Youth Trust Scotland
Published: Wednesday, 27 February 2013 09:47
In front of a 150-strong crowd of sailing peers, two of Ocean Youth Trust Scotland's volunteers' achievements were recognised at a special dinner during RYA Scotland's Big Weekend at sportscotland National Centre Inverclyde on Saturday 23rd February.
From different ends of the country and different ages too, Peta Koczy from Inverness scooped the Young Volunteer of the Year Award and minutes later Malcolm MacArthur from Inverkip received an honorary Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Pictures courtesy of Rob Eyton-Jones
(Pictured Left: Peta Koczy on her prize beanbag with Luke Patience,sponsor Scottish Sailing’s Duncan Hepplewhite. The beanbag is made from one of Patience’s 470 sails, a sail from the GB Paralympic sailing team and a sail donated by Scottish Sailing.)
(Pictured Right: Inverkip’s Malcolm McArthur with London Olympics silver medallist Luke Patience)
Read more: OYT Scotland Volunteers win RYA Scotland Awards
Published: Friday, 15 February 2013 15:29
The Trinity Sailing Foundation has received £49,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to support an exciting new maritime heritage project, based in Brixham. The 14-month project, worth over £92,000, combines conservation work to the historic Brixham trawler 'Provident' as well as a raft of education and promotion activities, which aim to raise awareness and help people learn more about their rich maritime history.
Read more: Trinity Sailing wins lottery funding for 'Provident'