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Tall Ships Conference to Address Needs of Vessel Operators

9th October 2012
Tall Ships Conference to Address Needs of Vessel Operators

#Tallships – The event organisers and charity behind The Tall Ships Races, Sail Training International, is hosting the only conference this year to address all of the needs of vessel operators, sail training programme providers and host ports. It is taking place in Riga next month. Two new events will also be officially launched at the conference.

In August the Tall Ships visited Dublin in the major maritime event of the year for Ireland and last year the Tall Ships Race visited Waterford drawing massive crowds on both occassions.

Over fifteen seminars and workshops, over two days, will provide tailored programmes to meet the needs and interests of vessel operators, sail training programme providers, ports hosting sail training events and anyonewith an interest in sail training and Tall Ships races and regattas.

The conference is being held at the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, located in the heart of Riga, the historic capital of Latvia (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Friday 16 - Saturday 17 November.

Peter Cardy, Chief Executive of Sail Training International, conference organiser, said, "This is the only global conference for sail training and the perfect opportunity for sail training fans from around the world to gather,network and share ideas. We've packed this year's conference full of practical advice and support - from how to recruit and motivate trainees and volunteers; event planning and economic impact studies, to sponsorship ideas and a chance to talk to experts.

"'For vessel operators there are major sessions on exploring the dynamics of extreme weather, looking at Tall Ship stability and exploring approaches to vessel safety and incidents.

"We'll be offering help on brand and marketing; exploring the importance of partnership working for our media relations and looking at some cutting edge ideas for developing social marketing.

"There will also be feedback from this year's Tall Ships Races and events and lots of opportunities to share knowledge and ask questions."

An event highlight is the Gala Dinner (included with the conference ticket) and the official launch of two exciting new races in the Tall Ship calendar:

The Mediterranean Tall Ships Regatta, 21 September – 7 October 2013 (Barcelona, Spain – Toulon, France – La Spezia, Italy)

The Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta, 30 April – 28 May 2014 (Varna, Bulgaria - Novorossiysk, Russia -Sochi, Russia - Constanta, Russia)

Book your place at the conference here

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