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Doug Prothero, centre, aboard Kruzenshtern, the world's largest
tall ship. On theLeft is Francois Moreau, administrative president
of Naval Rendezvous. On the Right is Mikhail Novikov captain of
the vessel. They are planning the 2017 Canadian Sesquicentennial
Rendezvous.

One of Port Stanley's own, Doug Prothero, is now the 2014 Chairman of the the World Tall Ships organization, Sail Training International. He was a founding trustee of Sail Training International with responsibility for the Americas (2002-), Vice Chairman of Sail Training International (2010-2012), Past Chairman of the Canadian Sailing Training Association and former Vice Chairman of Tall Ships America.

Doug is a partner at Capital Canada Limited (a boutique investment bank) where he focuses on business development, mergers and acquisitions and financings, with particular emphasis on transactions in the commercial marine, oil and gas and leisure sectors.

He also has extensive experience as an entrepreneur, largely in the marine and leisure areas. He has founded and owned a number of small and medium enterprises. His career has included significant experience as a professional captain, shipbuilder (including four tall ships), ship owner, shipbroker, and surveyor. He has worked significantly on regulatory reform matters both domestically and internationally. In addition he acts as a consultant for ship owners and investment firms on transactions related to the marine industry.

The Sail Training International Trustees Board of Trustees has overall responsibility for the activities and performance of the Charity (Sail Training International). There are three trading subsidiary companies: Sail Training International Group Limited and its two subsidiary companies Tall Ships Races (Europe) Limited and Tall Ships International Limited. The first of these organizes 'The Tall Ships Races' summer series in northern Europe. The second organizes all other races and regattas world-wide (including in the seas around Europe).

[Source: Sail Training International]


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