GREENWICH Council has joined forced with a Deptford sailing centre to offer free taster sessions ahead of this summer's Tall Ships Regatta.

The sessions are for 15 to 24-year-olds from the borough during the Easter school holidays.

They are particularly aimed at those who want to join a crew during the regatta, as they race from Falmouth via the Isle of Wight and into Greenwich for a four-day festival from September 5 to September 9.

The sessions, which offer a RYA sailing qualification, have been funded through the Woolwich United sports programme, being delivered by Charlton Athletic Community Trust.

Anyone interested in signing up to the sessions should call 020 8293 5355 or email