Ports and Races Dates
Harlingen, The Netherlands
- Thurs 3 to Sun 6 July
- Sat 12 to Tues 15 July
- Thurs 24 to Sun 27 July
- Sat 2 to Tues 5 August
A year for the Tall Ships fleet to celebrate a first, an anniversary and an experience of a lifetime.
Early predictions are that this year's event is predicted to attract 100 Tall Ships from around the world, bringing with it thousands of young people of all backgrounds from over thirty nationalities.
The Races will start with a grand port event in Harlingen, The Netherlands. This will be the first Tall Ships event in Harlingen and the most impressive event of the year in the northern region of The Netherlands. It is a Tall Ships friendly port and at the forefront of all their activities will be the organisation of activities for young people.
From Harlingen the vessels will race to Fredrikstad, Norway which promises a social and cultural programme to give every crew member and visitor the ‘experience of a life time’.
From Fredrikstad vessels and crew can leave race conditions aside and enjoy a Cruise-in-Company to Bergen. This will be the biggest and most attractive event in the western part of Norway, with an estimated 500,000 visitors over four days.
The final leg is a race from Bergen to Esbjerg, Denmark where a maritime celebration, enthusiastic crowd and great atmosphere are promising to greet the fleet. The port anticipates this to be the event of the year – if not the decade.