YOUNG Barry residents are in with another chance of winning a life-changing sailing experience.

Barry Town Council, in association with the Tall Ships Trust, have launched the Barry Marine Youth Award for 2014 which will involve an all-expenses paid voyage, in UK waters, sailing as a member of the crew aboard the tall ship Stavros S Niarchos.

The award, available to Barry residents aged from 12 to 25 years, will offer the opportunity to make new friends, enjoy new and unique challenges and sail aboard a magnificent ocean going square rigged tall ship.

Applicants need to complete an application form and submit a short written statement of 500 words about “Life in Barry 100 years ago” and also a short statement detailing “What winning the competition would mean to me.” Applications are welcome in English or Welsh.

Deadline for applications is Saturday, March 15, 2014, and winners will be selected by March 31, 2014.

Further details and application forms can be obtained from Barry Town Council on 01446 738663 or by emailing

Applications should be sent to Barry Town Council/Tall Ships Competition, Council Offices, 7 Gladstone Road, Barry, CF62 8NA.