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The International Sail Training & Tall Ships Conference 2020

The International Sail Training and Tall Ships Conference is moving online for 2020, from 16-26 November

To support the Sail Training community, we are delighted to bring you a series of on-demand webinars looking at the challenges facing Tall Ships operating around the world during the Covid-19 pandemic, and facilitate discussions with all of our 2021 Host Ports and Endorsed Events.

Like everyone else, we’ve felt the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in an unprecedented way, ultimately leading to the postponement of The Tall Ships Races for the first time in its history.

Whilst the main focus of this year’s virtual conference will be on the Events taking place in 2021, the International Sail Training & Tall Ships Conference 2020 will be a must attend online event for vessel operators, sail training programme providers, future Tall Ships Races Host Port representatives and representatives from Sail Training International’s endorsed events.

On-Demand Conference Sessions

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have an enormous impact on Sail Training around the world and, following the postponement of The Tall Ships Races 2020, we’re now looking forward to a packed summer of events in 2021. With these unprecedented challenges and opportunities ahead, we have put together a programme of recorded on-demand sessions that will offer the following:

  • Host Port representatives from our 2021 races and regattas will preview their events, provide updates on Covid-19 mitigation planning and preparation, and outline their plans for income generating opportunities in port.
  • Experts from the world of Tall Ships and Sail Training provide support and advice to Vessel Operators as they continue to adapt to operating in Covid safe environments.
  • Host Port and Endorsed Event representatives share their experience of planning and holding events under Covid-19 restrictions.
  • An update of on-going initiatives Sail Training International has been working on over the last 12 months.

Our programme of on-demand webinars launches on Monday 16 November

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Already registered? Head over to our Conference Programme page to view each session as they are released.

Conference Programme

 

One-to-One Online Meetings

Alongside viewing our on-demand conference sessions, Vessel Operators and Host Port representatives will be able to book one-to-one appointments with each other through virtual meeting software platform B2Match.

Like our successful speed meeting sessions at our traditional conference, these meetings will provide the opportunity for you to schedule meetings to open a dialogue, “put faces to names” and agree follow-up meetings where appropriate.

our one-to-one meeting sessions are now closed

 

Free to Attend

Whilst we are pleased to bring the International Sail Training and Tall Ships Conference 2020 to you free of charge, we encourage delegates to consider a voluntary donation as we continue to serve the needs of the Sail Training world through Virgin Giving.

Your support will help us to continue changing young peoples’ lives through an adventure under sail and providing vital insights and support to the Sail Training community during these unprecedented and challenging times. We kindly invite donations from £50.

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Conference Programme

Our on-demand conference sessions will be available from Monday 16 November.

The Opening Plenary session will preview our event calendar for 2021 and discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Sail Training International as an organisation and on the Sail Training community in general.

This session will be available to view from 10:00 (GMT) Monday 16th November.

Sail Training International Commercial Director, Vanessa Mori, Host Port representatives from The Tall Ships Races 2021 and DelfSail 2021 discuss successful events they have been able to present in 2020. The session will focus on what restrictions and measures will need to be in place during our calendar of events in 2021.

This session will be available to view from 13:00 (GMT) Monday 16th November.

Sail Training International Race Director Ben Stuart and a panel of sail trainers discuss how to assess and mitigate the risk of undertaking activities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This session will be available to view from 15:00 (GMT) Monday 16th November.

Representatives from Sail Training International endorsed event DelfSail 2021 preview the event and discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on ship recruitment and activities in port.

This session will be available to view from 10:00 (GMT) Tuesday 17th November.

Representatives from each of The Tall Ships Races 2021 Host Ports and endorsed event DelfSail 2021 preview their events and discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on ship recruitment and activities in port.

This session will be available to view from 10:00 (GMT) Tuesday 17th November.

Representatives from each of The Tall Ships Races Magellan-Elcano 500 Series 2021 preview their events and discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on ship recruitment and activities in port.

This session will be available to view from 13:00 (GMT) Tuesday 17th November.

Race Director Mike Bowles and Host Port representatives preview the SCF White Sails of Peace Tall Ships Regatta 2021 and discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on ship recruitment and activities in port.

This session will be available to view from 15:00 (GMT) Tuesday 17th November.

Sail Training International provide an update on the Blue Flag scheme, environmental issues currently affecting the world of Sail Training and Vessel Operators’ position into this important global discussion.

This session will be available to view from 10:00 (GMT) Wednesday 18th November.

Sail Training International Race Director Ben Stuart and a panel of Vessel Operators present a yearly review of this critical discussion.

This session will be available to view from 13:00 (GMT) Wednesday 18th November.

Sail Training International (STI) Chairman Jonathan Cheshire, Chief Executive Officer Gwyn Brown and Tall Ships Races International Ltd (TSRIL) Chairman Ross MacDonald answer questions relating to STI and TSRIL from conference delegates submitted throughout the programme.

This session will be available to view from 10:00 (GMT) Thursday 26th November.

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