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The 5th annual UK Sail Training conference is on January 24th, 2014

ASTO is delighted to announce the 5th annual UK Sail Training conference, in association with Southampton Solent University and sponsored by Topsail Insurance.

The conference is held in January each year and aims to bring together sea staff, office staff, trustees and volunteers of the UK's more than 30 Sail Training charities. The day is a rare opportunity to exchange ideas, discuss good practice and meet old friends, and is a welcome addition to the busy winter refit season. The event is made possible through generous support of Southampton Solent University.

Topsail Insurance have sponsored the conference since 2012. Their Managing Director Robert Stevens says: 'We are once again very pleased to be supporting the ASTO Conference and will be in attendance to discuss any insurance requirements members may have. We would also like to invite ASTO members to join us after the event for a finger buffet at the Frog and Parrott opposite the conference centre.'

Conference topics will include regulation, new ideas of promoting Sail Training, and sharing good practice.

Conference booking is now open. For more details go to 'Events – Sail Training Conferences' on the UK Sail Training website.