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The Swan Trust wins Sail Training International Award

by Deborah Leggate -

The Sultan Qaboos Sailing Trophy, presented to an individual, vessel operator or sail training organisation for "outstanding services to sail training for young people" was won by the Christian Radich Foundation and presented at The International Sail Training and Tall Ships Conference for the first time.

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos of Oman has donated this prestigious trophy as part of an on-going collaboration with Sail Training International which will see €50,000 donated every year to assist young people from around the world to benefit from the life-changing experience gained from participation in Sail Training International's races and regattas.

The Sail Training International Annual Awards were presented during the final plenary session of the conference which took place in Toulon, France. Please see below for the full list of award winners:

Sail Trainer of the Year (Over 25)

Captain Dan Moreland, Canada

Sail Trainer of the Year (Under 25)

Luke Galuszewski, New Zealand

Sail Training Organisation of the Year (Small Vessels)

The Swan Trust, Shetland Islands

Sail Training Organisation of the Year (Large Vessels)

Universidad Itinerante de la Mar/ Universidade Itinerante do Mar, España/Portugal

Sail Training Volunteer of the Year (Over 25)

Murray Henstock, Australia

Sail Training Volunteer of the Year (Under 25)

Lena Maekler, Germany

Janka Bielak Medal

Captain David Wood, USA

Best Newcomer

Prolific, Norway

Loyalty to the Races

Dar Mlodziezy, Poland

Sultan Qaboos Sailing Trophy

Christian Radich Foundation (Norway)

Boston Teapot Trophy

Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway) 1,216 miles

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