130 delegates from 28 different Sail Training organisations attended the 4th annual UK Sail Training conference in Southampton on Friday. A short round-up of the conference with a summary of the presentations has been uploaded in the 'Events' section of this website.
The delegates, which included Skippers, Managers, Watchleaders and Trustees, listened to a variety of presentations on topics including MCA Enforcement, Volunteer Management, Fire Fighting and the planned UK Flagship. Feedback on the conference was very positive, with many introductions made and old aquaintances renewed.
Well done to Laura Robertson for receiving the MCA/ASTO Award for Best Potential Sail Training Skipper and to "Duet" from Cirdan Sailing Trust for receiving the MCA/ASTO Award for Sail Training Vessel of the Year.
ASTO would like to thank all the presenters, speakers and delegates for making it such a great day. Special thanks go to Topsail Insurance and Southampton Solent University for supporting the event.