We can help you to get involved with lots of different sail training adventures around the world. However, the biggest one that we organise is the Tall Ships Races. This spectacular, annual event is aimed at young people (16-25 years old) and it takes place in European waters over the summer months.
We start planning the Tall Ships Races four years in advance. We carefully select the route, so that the fleet can visit different sea areas around Europe… everywhere from the Baltic to the Mediterranean. After all, we want as many different people as possible to experience an adventure under sail.
Once we’ve decided on the region, we invite ports to bid to become host ports. Host ports play a really important role in the Tall Ships Races – we couldn’t do it without them. So, of course, we want to make sure that they’re up to the task. We want to ensure that the event is a success for them, too.
Huge crowds visit the host ports during the four days of the Tall Ships Races. We’ve seen hundreds of thousands of people at events… sometimes even several million.
Once the host ports are on board, we invite the world’s Tall Ships to take part. Everything from the biggest Class As (barques, brigs and ship rigged) to the smallest Class Ds (sloops, ketches and schooners). After the impressive fleet is assembled, we need to find the crew to sail them. That’s where you come in.