March 2013


2013: the biggest Tall Ships Race in history

Over four million people will be flocking to ports in the Baltic this summer to witness the magnificent 2013 Tall Ships Race - predicted to be the biggest Tall Ships race in history.  Will you be one of them?

Katy Eccles dolphin image by Luis Oliveira - click to enlarge image


Monika Szostak Yulia Tchernaya Malgorzata Galej


Above: Photo entries into our limited edition 2013 STI calendar competition 

Still open for entries.

FIVE reasons to Love 2013 Tall Ship Races

Over 7,000 international trainees

Over 31 different nationalities

Over four million spectators

Over one hundred international competing vessels

Four different Baltic ports

A spectacular not to be missed

Public interest and excitement in the Tall Ships fleet in host ports grows every year.  It's no wonder that, after the Olympics, it’s the world’s largest spectator sport or exhibition event in the world. This year's event is predicted to attract 120 Tall Ships from around the world, bringing with it thousands of young people of all backgrounds from over thirty nationalities.

In this edition of The Masthead meet some of the people involved in Who's who; find out about our other events in Races and Regattas; discover ways to Get on board; take a peak behind the scenes with STI news and take a trip Around the world.  

TSR 2013 Map with logo

Aarhus, Denmark          Thurs 4 to Sun 7 July              Race 1

Helsinki, Finland            Wed 17 to Sat 20 July            Cruise-in-Company

Riga, Latvia                     Thurs 25 to Sun 28 July         Race 2

Szczecin, Poland           Sat 3 to Tues 6 August

Be inspired ... Class C vessel St.Iv promotes the Tall Ship Races 2013

Meet the Chairman of The Tall Ships Races 2013 here


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The Masthead is a quarterly e-magazine produced by Sail Training International, aimed at everyone with an interest in Sail Training and the Tall Ships Races and Regattas.  

Magazine articles can be translated into French, German, Spanish or Polish using the flags at the top of the home page; if you'd like more language options let us know.  This magazine is also designed to be read on a smart phone or tablet.

Editions will be produced throughout the year – some for specialist audiences.  


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Editorial deadline: Monday 20 May

Publication: June

WIN: A limited edition STI calendar
Calendar Comp
We've put together some of our favourite photos of Tall Ships and Sail Training for a 2013 calendar. 

The calendar features key events in the international Sail Training year and is available online for you to download from our website here OR you could win one of our last few limited print editions.

Simply send us a photo of your best Sail Training experience from last year - whether it is out on the rigging in a force 10, family fun at a port event, or a brilliant shot of wildlife you might have seen whilst at sea. Our favourite images, which we will use in future publicity, will win one of fifty limited printed copies.
together with a description/caption, your name and postal address.  Calendars will be sent to the best photos on a first come, first served basis.

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