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Providing a warm welcome

At the age of 15, Bermudian Sarah Maybury got a taste of life on the high seas as she sailed a tall ship from Charleston to Boston.

She has never forgotten the experience and the help she was given and is now helping the crew and trainees of the tall ships in Bermuda as part of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta.

Sarah volunteered to take part in Tall Ships Young Ambassadors programme and will be helping to look after the trainees while on the Island, helping them with problems and showing them around Bermuda.

“I really enjoyed my trip. I was on the Bark Europa in 2009 when Bermuda celebrated its 400th anniversary. I could not go this year, so decided to help as an Ambassador,” said Sarah, who is now aged 23 and works at Validus as an Analyst in Financial Relations & Investments.

“It is really important to welcome everyone on these ships and show them how friendly and helpful Bermudians are and what a beautiful place the Island is.”

Ships taking part in the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, set off on April 13.

It is a 7,000 nautical mile Trans-Atlantic race to six countries to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Canadian Confederation through its founders and founding provinces. They are visiting St George's from May 26 to May 31 and Hamilton from June 1 to June 5.

Craig Nikolai, Project Management, Tall Ships Bermuda 2017 & Sail Training Association of Bermuda, said that Sarah was one of the youngest trainees when she took part in 2009.

“She had an amazing experience on board and she wrote her college entrance paper on her experience and won a United World College scholarship. So basically, young people should know that adding their sail training experience on their job resumes is a good thing,” said Dr Nikolai.

“We are expecting more than 1,000 people to come to the Island with the tall ships and we want to make sure that they have an exceptional experience.”

A taste for it: Maybury first experienced life on the high seas at the age of 15

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Published May 25, 2017 at 4:47 pm (Updated May 25, 2017 at 4:47 pm)

Providing a warm welcome

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