Want to sail in Europe this summer?
Posted by Tall Ships America on March 26, 2012
Why not sail in the Irish Sea Tall Ship Regatta, or participate in the race from Lisbon to Cadiz? You could even sail from Coruna to Dublin! Sail Training International and the Sultanate of Oman are offering to help you try something a little different this summer.
Available to any young person (aged between 15-25) regardless of background, physical ability or sailing experience, the Sultanate of Oman Bursary Scheme will help fund up to 100 young people each year from around the world to benefit from the life-changing experience gained from participation in races and regattas organised by Sail Training International.
The Sultanate of Oman will invest €50,000 to assist young people each year with a particular emphasis on those who are financially disadvantaged or with a physical disability. A maximum of €500 (about $660 US) will be awarded to each selected trainee.
Oman has a long-standing relationship with events organised by Sail Training International and a commitment to youth development. The name of the Navy of Oman’s own ship, Shabab Oman, means ‘Youth of Oman’ and the ship has won our prestigious International Friendship Trophy no fewer than eight times! A huge achievement as the trophy is decided via a secret ballot voted by the participating Captains and their crews.