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HRH The Countess of Wessex visits Tall Ships in London
HRH The Countess of Wessex with the Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO) crews at the finish of the the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta, with James Stevens, Chairman ASTO (right, pale blue shirt).

Almost half of the vessels competing in the regatta are members of ASTO, the UKs Sail Training umbrella organisation.

ASTO has vessels from all over the British Isles taking part including Scotland, Wales, East Anglia and the South of England, and at least half of the trainees on board each boat will be under 25.

Over 280 young people from a wide range of backgrounds are sailing on board 19 boats operated by ASTO members.

It is the first time a Tall Ships Race has both started and finished in a UK port.

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