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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2022

After missing our annual in-person conference for two years running, we were truly delighted to be able to return in 2022 to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the stunning backdrop of one of Spain’s most famous islands…

With informative and thought-provoking sessions across a range of subjects that are crucial to effective sail training, Tall Ship event management, best practice whilst at sea, and navigating the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and an ever changing landscape of world politics.

The event this year welcomed 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.

We are very grateful to the authorities in Gran Canaria for their support and advice in helping us to organise an exciting conference for all our stakeholders.

If you were unable to attend the conference or catch any of the sessions live, a number of the sessions were recorded are available to view below.

Conference Programme & Catch Up

About Las Palmas

The capital of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas uniquely combines an eclectic mix of cultures from Africa and the Mediterranean with a mainland-Spanish feel to create an intriguing and distinctive city. With the cosmopolitan feel of a major Spanish city (Spain’s ninth biggest) and relaxed approach of a historic coastal enclave, it’s an ideal environment to enjoy Spain’s world famous Canary Islands.

We’re always eager to take advantage of the chance to network with friends from the Sail Training, Tall Ships and Host Port communities during our conferences. With a mix of bustling cafes and bars, the 2km long Las Canteras beach which runs through the middle of the city, and the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town, Las Palmas offers the perfect surroundings for delegates.

Sail Training Awards

Each year we see inspirational sail training programmes going on during The Tall Ships Races and outside of our events; and the many amazing individuals who deliver them. The Annual Sail Training Awards, presented at our conference in Gran Canaria, recognised outstanding achievements in sail training and often inspire others. You can find out who the winners were below.

Sail Training Annual Awards


We are currently making plans for our next conference in 2023 and look forward to sharing news about this in due course.

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