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Successful Mayflower Small Ships Race

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Young sailors overcome strong headwinds to arrive in Dartmouth for postponed Mayflower 400 Race.   After two days of beating into a strong westerly headwind, 12 UK Sail Training vessels, crewed by young people, arrived safely in Dartmouth on Thursday morning to mark the end of ASTO’s Mayflower 401 Small Ships Race.   The event,…

Mayflower 401 Small Ships Race Press Release

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Youth charities back on the water at postponed Mayflower 400 event.   ASTO (Association of Sail Training Organisations) are delighted to announce that we will be holding our Mayflower 401 Anniversary Small Ships Race this month. The regatta will take place from Sunday 15th August to Friday 20th August 2021, and will commence at Ocean…

Tall Ships Races to return to Shetland in 2023

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Lerwick, the capital city of the Shetland Islands, has been selected for the third time to be a host port for the spectacular Tall Ships Races. Sail Training International has today (Tuesday 11 May) announced the selected host ports for the 2023 series, with the Races expected to visit Lerwick, the only Scottish location, from…

Mark Todd appointed as new chair for ASTO

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ASTO is delighted to announce that Mark Todd has been appointed as their new Chair. Mark has been a Trustee since 2019 and takes over from James Stevens who has been Chair for the past 10 years. Mark is also the Chief Executive of ASTO member organisation OYT South. Mark says “It is a huge…

Join the virtual Small Ships Race!

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ASTO and are delighted to announce that competitors will be able to take part in the virtual Small Ships Race next Saturday, 3rd October 2020. The ASTO Small Ships Race is the annual end-of-season event for UK Sail Training vessels, who take young people from all backgrounds to sea for challenge and adventure. The…

Covid-19: Govt. ‘Rule of Six’ explained

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As of today (14th September), the government is banning social gatherings of six or more people to help combat the spread of COVID-19. This new ban on gatherings will apply both indoors and outdoors and includes all ages in England. The government say: “From 14 September there will be a legal limit on the number…

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