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Setting Course for New Horizons in Stunning Harlingen

Posted on: 05.08.18

Following a spectacular Crew Parade and Prize Giving Ceremony in Harlingen, the Captains and crews are beginning to look forward to new adventures as the Tall Ships Races 2018 draws to a close…

The fleet has sailed over 1,000 nautical miles over the last 38 days, visited four ports in UK, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands and welcomed thousands of trainees on board to experience adventure at sea.

Although it is a true highlight of the sailing calendar, the Tall Ships Races are not the only voyages these fantastic vessels undertake. Throughout the year, they are setting course for new horizons and fantastic adventures at sea.

Santa Maria Manuela (Portugal) will make her way north back to Norway and Tromso, ‘the capital of the Northern Lights’. Their 10 day voyage will take them to the Arctic Circle and through a series of mesmerising Norwegian fjords. Atyla (Vanuatu) and Maybe (UK) will depart the Netherlands and sail south to the UK and then Ireland. These voyages with prove familiar for some of the crews who took part in this year’s Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta.

Elsewhere, other ships will be returning to home shores with Tarangini making its way back to India and visiting six countries along the way including France, Italy, Spain and Egypt.

You can find details about all of the Tall Ships Fleets’ upcoming adventures around the world, and how you can sail on board, on our Find Your Adventure pages.


Parade of Sail

Before the Tall Ships Fleet begin their next adventures, there is still time for a spectacular farewell Parade of Sail on Monday 6 August.The fleet will begin undocking at 12:00 in and sail out to begin the parade. Thousands of spectators are again expected to line the harbour side and wave the Tall Ships off during their traditional thanks to the Host Port.

Echoing the feelings of the fleet, Sail Training International Race Chairman, Sigurd Dale, thanked the port of Harlingen for a fantastic event.

“On behalf of Sail Training International I would like to thank all the volunteers, the port committee and the Municipality of Harlingen for a great event. The charming port and city centre is a fantastic venue for the Tall Ships. The smiling faces on the crews and visitors is a good indicator of success.

“The weather has realy been on our side and has made this event å true success! We are looking forward to visiting beautiful Harlingen again in the future.”

Race Chairman, Sigurd Dale


The Tall Ships Races 2018 may be drawing to a close, but there is still fantastic Tall Ships action going on in 2018. The SCF Far East Tall Ships Regatta 2018 begins in Yeosu, South Korea, in less than a month on 27 August. The SCF Far East Tall Ships Regatta will see the first regatta between South Korea and Russia, and is sure to be a landmark maritime celebration. The regatta will begin in Yeosu, South Korea, and finish in Vladivostok, Russian Federation. It is expected to draw the attention of many of the countries in the Pacific Rim area and attract a range of Tall and Small Ships to participate in this unique regatta.