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Meet the Team

While management of the activities of Sail Training International depends heavily on volunteers, the staff team is critical to the success of the organisation. Biographies and contact details for all the Sail Training International staff can be found below.

Core Team

The wide ranging services and activities that we deliver globally is only possible due to the efforts and expertise of our staff team and volunteers. Biographies and contact details of the staff team and those volunteers serving as Trustees and directors can be found below.
Alan James
Chief Executive Officer (TSRIL)
Vanessa Mori
Commercial Director
Magda Makowska
Race Director
Paul Bishop
Race Director: The Tall Ships Races Magellan-Elcano
Mike Bowles
Project Manager
Alison Weston
Finance Manager
Ben Clark
Marketing & Communications Manager
Laura Blyth-Brown
Office Administrator
Tom Palmer
Commercial and Marketing Coordinator

Tall Ships Races International Limited (TSRIL)


The Trustees are elected by the representatives of Member organisations and are responsible for managing the Charity’s affairs. They also appoint the boards of Directors of Subsidiary Companies and various committees and working groups for specific projects.

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