Two trainees from the North East, UK, Danielle Lowery (21) and John Havers-Smith (18) are in St Malo following an award from the Sail Training International and Sultanate of Oman Bursary Scheme available to international young people who would like to take part in a The Tall Ships Races or a Regatta.
Danielle and John are both sailing on board UK vessel, Black Diamond, and will be taking part in the entire race series from St Malo to Dublin.
To find out what they had to say just before meeting Omani representatives in St Malo to say thank you for the bursary, please visit: www.facebook.com/SailTrainingInternational.
The Tall Ships Races 2012, Presented by Szczecin and organised by Sail Training International is taking place in the following host ports:
St Malo - Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 July (race start Monday 9 July)
Lisbon - Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 July
Cadiz - Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 July
A Coruña - Friday 10 to Monday 13 August
Dublin - Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 August
Behind the scenes insights on Twitter @tallshipsraces and Facebook