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Marine / Swan recognised in national historic ships awards

Meanwhile Colleen Grains was recently named the Swan’s trainee of the year

HISTORIC boat the Swan has been celebrated at the 2023 National Historic Ships UK Awards.

She was given one of the Operational Flagships of the Year prizes.

The annual awards are a celebration of maritime heritage around the UK.

They encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with historic vessels through photography, volunteering, conservation, online activities, and skills-based training.

The Swan, which offers sail training, was awarded her prize in recognition of her participation in the Tall Ships Races this year.

Meanwhile Colleen Grains, from South Whiteness, was recently named the Swan’s trainee of the year.

She took part in the Tall Ships leg from Fredrikstad to Lerwick, which included a leg from Cullivoe to Lerwick when she took up the option of joining the crew of Urania from Holland.

The Swan Trust said throughout the passage Grains was a “valuable part of the team on both boats, as well as interacting well with the other boats’ trainees and crews”.

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