Captain Sarah Parry Awarded International Sail Trainer of the Year 2017

At the annual awards ceremony  of the Sail Training International Tall Ships Conference,  held recently in Bordeaux, France. Captain Sarah Parry was awarded the prestigious

“International Sail Trainer of the Year for 2017”

This prestigious , and much coveted, award is presented to a professional sail trainer who is  recognised by their international peers as having constantly delivered an exceptional sail training programme for  young people at sea...

Captain Sarah Parry commented:

“The most extraordinary thing happened, In early December we were in Bordeaux France, attending the annual conference of Sail Training International, the World Governing body of Youth Development and Sail Training.

At the annual awards ceremony I was presented with this award. This great honour frankly blew me away, and I have to say, in no small way, the honour also belongs to the entire group of wonderful young, (and older) people, past and present, who make up the entire crew, both afloat and ashore, of our great ship.

Our collective success is due to all our collective efforts”



Thank You to our Supporters!

The Windeward Bound Trust would like to thank the following sponsors who have supported the 2017 Youth Leadership Challenge; either through a General Donation or supporting a Mentor or New Tasmanian's participation on the voyage.

Sail Training InternationalDick Smith FoodsRotary Tasmania, Tall Ships Voyaging Fund, The Sandford Fire Brigade, Sam Watson (on behalf of Lions Clubs International), Rotary Club of Kingston, TasmaniaRotary Club of Sandy BayElise Archer MP - Liberal Member for DenisonRotary Club of SmithtonJustine Keay MPAndrew Wilkie - Independent for DenisonRotary Club of SalamancaSenator Lisa SinghRotary Club of Launceston, Rotary Club of West Tamar, Rotary Club of UlverstoneMMG Rosebery MineRosebery Rsl ClubRotary Club of Huon Valley Inc, Rotary Club of Spring Bay, Mures Upper Deck, Rotary Club of Moonah, Rotary Club of Deloraine, Rotaract Club of Central Coast, Rotary Club of Queenstown, Rotary Club of Youngtown Tasmania, Rotary Club of Devonport South East, Rotary Club of Oatlands, Rotary Club of Claremont, Tasmania, Australia.

Thank you also to Geoff Squibb and Sarah Kay (Rotary Club of Hobart), Gillian Whitehouse (Rotary Club of Salamanca) and Tim Grant (Rotary Club of Devonport South East) for your support on the coordinating team in 2017.

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