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Antwerp 2019

We are delighted to be able to bring the International Sail Training and Tall Ships Conference to Antwerp, Belgium, from Thursday 5 to Saturday 7 December 2019.

Located in the heart of Europe, Antwerp is Belgium’s second-biggest city, with a penchant for vibrant fashion, entertainment and architecture. It has also voted one of the top 10 most attractive and enjoyable cities in the world by Lonely Planet.

This beautiful city was awarded the Bronze Award at the BEA 2017 Awards as a recognition of its great success as a host Port of the Tall Ships Races in 2016.


The Sail Training International Annual Conference is always a must attend event and is open to everyone involved in Sail Training for young people. Our attendees include vessel operators, sail training programme providers, future Tall Ships Races host port providers, bidding cities and host ports for future events and representatives from Sail Training International endorsed events.

Register and Save

Both Sail Trainers/Vessel Owners and Full Delegates can take advantage of a 20% saving through our ‘early bird’ offer which will run until 31 August.

Subsidised Sail Trainer/Vessel Owner: £250

Full Delegate: £620

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New for 2019

New for 2019, we have launched an app especially for the conference. It is available to download from the Apple app store and Google play. All the information you will require for the conference is available through the app including: information about both the port and city of Antwerp, the conference programme, speaker biographies, registration details, hotel and accommodation information, travel advice and more

Call For Speakers

If you feel that you have knowledge and experience which would benefit our delegates and which you would like to share, present and discuss at the conference, then we would very much like to hear from you.

As in previous years, the conference will be divided into several sessions and workshops each day. For most sessions there will be two speakers and each session will last for 75 minutes in total, including 20 to 30 minutes for questions and discussions.

NSTO and Host Port Programme Submissions

Sail Training Programme Submissions

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A password protected area for host port representatives, members and vessel operators to discuss subjects of mutual interest.

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