The fleet will then embark on an exhilarating race taking them from The Hague, Netherlands and
across the North Sea into Danish Waters. The four day passage across the North Sea will give
you the opportunity to hone your skills and take part in an amazing adventure. You’ll learn
everything you need to know about how sail on a Tall Ship and even make new friends along the
After the race there will be the opportunity to discover and explore some of the ports in the
Northen regions of Denmark around the Skagen Odde peninsula. Outside of the exciting racing
environment, this will give you the chance to experience wonderful landscapes, natural reserves,
amazing bays, safe anchorages, diverse dining, cultural experiences, and much more.
About Tall Ships Races
The Tall Ships Races is a huge event involving Tall Ships, small Ship and yachts. These days the vessels take part in races, Cruise in Company (non-competitive) leg, and maritime festivals in harbours. The trainees don’t need to have any sailing experience to join, as they will be provided with Sail Training by the crews. They take active part in sailing the vessels, trying to cross the finish line before the others. They learn to steer, navigate, trim the sails and keep lookout for other vessels. But it’s about more than sailing! In ports, a celebration of international friendships lasts for four days. While the spectators enjoy visiting the ships, listening to concerts and taking in the unique atmosphere of an outdoor family event, the trainees and crews take part in the Crew Parade, Crew Party, competitions and excursions. This is the time to meet people from other vessels and exchange the stories from the high seas!
About Tall Ships Races 2019
In the summer of 2019 the Tall Ships Races will start in Aalborg. From there a fleet of international Tall and Small Ships will sail to Fredrikstad in an exciting race across a number of waypoints. Afterwards the Ships will enjoy a more relaxed Cruise-in-Company leg along the coast of Norway to Bergen. Finally, they will embark on the final race back from Bergen to Aarhus in Denmark.