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STI Youth Council

The Sail Training International (STI) Youth Council was launched in March 2009. It comprises of representatives from nearly every one of Sail Training International’s 26 member national sail training organisations (NSTOs).

The main objectives of the Youth Council are to represent a youth voice in decision making within the sail training community and to inspire, support and promote the involvement of young people in all aspects of sail training. They also aim to support sail training communities in enabling young people to become active contributors. Through their discussions they create a positive environment for the exchange of ideas and innovations and to promote individual growth through international friendships and multicultural understanding.

They also support the development and growth of alumni groups within sail training organisations to expand the network of contact between those who have been, or may become, engaged in sail training.

Youth Council

Aoife Ledwidge-O’Brien
Chairman (Ireland)
Matilda Dagberg
Vice Chairman (Sweden)
Marta Carvalho Martins
Secretary (Portugal)
Catriona Cavanagh
Ireland Representative
Alfonso Garzon
Spain Representative
Beatrice Udé
France Representative
Linda Ormus
Estonia Representative
Michelle Rutten
Netherlands Representative
Shigeru Nishitani
Japan Representative
Georg Fimpel
Germany Representative
Caedon Kingdon
Canada Representative
Mikaela Sparre
Australia Representative
Reuben-Lee Pillay
South Africa Representative
Jack Dignan
United Kingdom Representative
Jessie Floyd
US Representative
Tomas Hollein
Czech Republic Representative
Asbjorn Jeppesen
Denmark Representative
Milosz Kolec
Poland Representative
Toumas Alm
Finland Representative
Anousch Vallaeys
Belgium Representative
Eline Kristiansen
Norway Representative
Reinis Gedzuns
Latvia Representative

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