Lerwick Port Authority has welcomed the news that three more vessels have signed up for the Tall Ships Races visit next year, with others expected to join the fleet in the near future.

The latest update to 21 ships was confirmed following a Sail Training International planning conference in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, attended by a delegation from Shetland Tall Ships Ltd and representatives of event organisers, the other four host ports and participating vessels.

The Shetland team delivered a presentation on the plans for the Lerwick event, from 26-29 July, when the tall ships will be in port for the third time.

Lerwick Port Authority Harbourmaster, Captain Alexander Simpson, said later: “The increasing numbers are great news for the Races, host ports and Shetland at a time when our preparations are gathering pace in line with our commitment to provide a spectacular event and entertainment for islanders and visitors.”

The conference also included Sail Training International’s awards ceremony celebrating the ships, ports, and other participants in the 2022 races, with the prize of Sail Trainer of the Year awarded to Maggie Adamson, skipper of Lerwick’s own tall ship, Swan.

Our congratulations to Maggie!

For further information, including a Tall Ships Shetland Ltd news release, see:



Magda Makowska (Sail Training International Race Director), Ally Simpson (Lerwick Port Authority Harbour Master), Vanessa Mori (Sail Training International Commercial Manager), Emma Miller (Shetland Tall Ships Ltd Project Manager), Sandra Laurenson (Shetland Tall Ships Ltd Director), Calum Grains (Lerwick Port Authority Chief Executive and Shetland Tall Ships Ltd Director).

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