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The Tall Ships Races 2019 Aalborg: Crew Parade and Prizes

Posted on: 04.07.19

The first two days of the Tall Ships Races 2019 in Aalborg have been a huge success as crowds of spectators and trainees alike gathered to check out the international fleet of Tall and Small Ships…

Rainy weather wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits in and around the port of Aalborg today as the Tall Ships fleet readied themselves for the much anticipated Crew Parade and Prize Giving Ceremony. After mustering at 1500 local time, the crews began their customary parade through Aalborg, creating a fantastic spectacle for the onlooking crowds.

With the Tall Ships fleet berthed on either side of the port of Aalborg, the parade route took the crews along both either side of the water where they met on the Limfjord bridge. From there they marched in unison to the main stage area where the prize winners were announced.

Prize giving Ceremony

And the winners were…

North Sea Feeder Race 3rd (Corrected Time)

Urania (Netherlands)

North Sea Feeder Race 2nd (Corrected Time)

Belem (France)

North Sea Feeder Race 1st (Corrected Time)

Shabab Oman II (Oman)

North Sea Feeder Race Youngest Average Crew

Urania (Netherlands) Average age: 27 years old

Most spectacular Arrival

Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway)

Best Dressed Ship in port

Shabab Oman II (Oman)

Oldest Ship in Port

Christiania (Norway)


Fryderyk Chopin (Poland)


Morning Star of Revelation (UK)

Youngest Captain

Eirik Gjeldnes Kyrre (Norway)

Vessel Furthest from Home

Cuauhtemoc (Mexico)

Social Media Award

Belem (France)

Most International Crew

Shabab Oman II (Oman)

Environmental Award

Jens Krogh (Denmark)

Friendliest Open Ship

Lord Nelson (UK)

Most Musical Ship

Cuauhtemoc (Mexico)

Highlights from the Crew Parade and Prize Giving Ceremony


This year, Europe’s largest, free, family festival will visit north-west Europe during the summer, with a fleet of over 70 international Tall and Small Ships. The three-leg event will see vessels sailing from Aalborg, Denmark to Fredrikstad, Norway. Following this will be a stunning cruise-in-company along the coast of Norway to Bergen and a nail-biting race back to Aarhus, Denmark.

The event is open to young people aged 15-25, giving them the opportunity to get involved in a competitive event whilst also gaining skills in sailing, communication and building confidence. You can check out our dedicated event and Host Port pages to find out how you can take part!