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The next Sail Training International conference will be in January 2016 in Quebec, Canada. Registration is open, full details including the draft programme are on the STI website 

120 Sail Trainers from all over the UK attended the 6th annual UK Sail Training conference 23rd January 2015.

Topics of discussion included fundraising case studies, Sail Training programme development, young leader development, measuring Sail Training outcomes and new Sail Training vessels. For those who were not able to attend, some of the sessions are summarised below:

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Keynote Speech: Marcus Bailie, Adventure Activities Licensing Service - A Curriculum for Life

Esther Finch, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award - The D of E and Sail Training - making the most of working together

Andy Giles, Marine Society and Sea Cadets - New Sail Training Vessels

Danny Watson, Cat Zero - Combining Sail Training with a shorebased training programme

Philipp Bostock, HM Coastguard - The setup of the new National Maritime Operations Centre

David Beavan, Leila Sailing and Vicky Williams, Challenge Wales - Fundraising success stories

Nick Fleming, OYT Scotland - Young Leader Development Programme