The Tall Ship Race of 2018
This summer’s Tall Ship Challenge 2018, organised by Sail Training International, includes two Tall Ship Race legs in the open waters of the North Sea and one Cruise in Company around the spectacular Norwegian Coast.
Race 1 Sunderland to Esbjerg – 14th – 18th July 2018
It all begins on the quaysides of Sunderland on Tues 11th July.. The North East of England has has a great sense of community and there will be a huge local involvement at the start port for this series of tall ships races. The national press are saying that upto 1.5 million people will visit the port over the 5 days of the Tall ship Festival. The Parade of Sail is on Saturday 14th July.
Esbjerg in Denmark has a history of hosting a truly tremendous event with over 600, 000 visitors and massive media coverage.
Tall Ship Cruise in Company – Norwegian Coasts & Fjords – 21st-28th July 2018
Stavanger is a long-time favourite of the Tall ships Races and home to some amazing historic sailing vessels. The fjord creates the perfect backdrop for the fleet of tall ships.
Tall Ship Race Leg 2 – Stavanger to Harlingen 29th July – 3rd Aug 2018
Harlingen in the Netherlands holds the record for recruiting the largest number of trainees ever and a the participation of the whole town will make a fantastic finale to this year’s Tall Ship Race.