As an ambassador for the City of Sunderland I was invited to the Tall Ships 2018 launch event held at the Yacht Club in Sunderland on 11th September 2017. When I arrived at the launch event the room was buzzing with other young Sail Training Ambassadors from the Sunderland Tall Ship programme, some who I sailed with back in July 2016, on a day trip, on board the Stavros S Niarchos.
There was various speakers supporting the event including the Mayor of Sunderland – Doris Macknight, Councillor John Kelly, Sunderland Para Sailor – John Robertson and the Commodore of Sunderland Yacht Club – David Wheldon.
This great event begins in Sunderland on the 11 July 2018 and the tall ships leave on their 4 day crossing to Esbjerg on the 14 July 2018. If you are aged between 15 and 25 and are interested in this event – Further information about becoming a Sail Trainee go to www.tallshipssunderland.com or email TallShipsProjectOffice@sunderland.gov.uk
After the presentation it was great to meet some of the young adults who were already involved with Tall Ships Programme.