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Dunkirk Conference 2023

We are delighted to bring the International Sail Training & Tall Ships Conference 2023 to Dunkirk, France, from Friday 17th to Saturday 18th November.

After a successful return to our in-person conference last year in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, we are excited to once again welcome members of the sail training family for two days of discussions, learning and networking.

The International Sail Training and Tall Ships Conference is an annual event, open to everyone involved in sail training and The Tall Ships Races and Regattas – Tall Ship owners and operators, sail training providers, Host Port organisers of future events and representatives from Sail Training International’s endorsed events.

Join us for an unforgettable experience and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for sail training and Tall Ships. With a programme full of informative sessions and invaluable networking opportunities, this event is an absolute ‘must-attend’ for anyone involved in this vibrant community in a professional and non-professional capacity.


  • Full Delegate Rate: £840
  • Subsidised bonafide Sail Trainer/Operator: £365
  • International Council: £265
  • Executive Committee of the Ships Council (ExCom): £165

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The Sail Training International Ships Council (STISC) will meet before the official conference starts on Thursday 16th November 2023. Registration for this meeting is essential for logistical reasons and only pre-booked delegates will be able to attend. There is a section on the registration form to register for this.  


About Dunkirk

Situated in the north of France, close to the Belgian border, Dunkirk effortlessly brings together history, natural beauty and contemporary art. Following on from the Second World War, Dunkirk has undergone a number of expansions, and today has developed into a busy town enjoying unspoilt beaches, marinas and protected conservation areas.

The Dunkirk-Flanders-Opal Coast region is ideally located at the heart of Northwest Europe, along the North Sea and the French-Belgian border. Less than three hours from five European capitals and on the major tourist routes through Northern Europe, Dunkirk is perfectly positioned to welcome delegates from around the world and will provide the perfect setting for the conference.

Booking Your Stay

As part of The International Sail Training & Tall Ships Conference 2023, we have teamed up with the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel & Spa (Official Conference Hotel and host for Sail Training International delegation), Malo-les-Bains, and the All Suites Appart Hotel Dunkirk to offer delegates a reduced booking rates during the conference. You can find details of these below.

Radisson Blu Grand Hotel & Spa, Malo-les-Bains (Official Conference Hotel)

  • Rooms: from €150
  • Dates Available: from 13th to 19th November
  • Promo Code: ‘STI223’

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All Suites Appart Hotel, Dunkirk

  • Rooms from €80
  • Dates Available: from 12th 22nd November
  • Promo Code: ‘ship’

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There are also a number of hotels in the local available that can be booked via

Book your place now for this highly anticipated event and don’t miss out on what promises to be another must attend conference for everyone involved in sail training for young people!

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