Seafarers UK at Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta
Over the Easter weekend (13-16 April), the Royal Borough of Greenwich held the Tall Ships Festival, an event for which Seafarers UK along with Sea Cadets were the official charity partners.
The event proceeded the start of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, organised by Sail Training International, from Greenwich to Quebec in Canada to mark the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.
The fleet of over 30 large Class A and B Tall Ships gathered for four days in Greenwich and Woolwich before setting sail for Canada via Sines in Portugal, Bermuda and Boston.
Seafarers UK facilitated funding from donors to enable the Royal Borough of Greenwich to sponsor ten local young people to be trainee crew on a Tall Ship taking part in the first leg of the Regatta, who otherwise would not have been able to do so.
Thank you to all who came to visit the Seafarers UK stand at the event to learn more about our support for seafarers of the past, present and future.