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The Tall Ships Races 2019 Aarhus: Vibrancy and Colour for the Final Prizes

Posted on: 02.08.19

As the final few days of the Tall Ships Races 2019 approached, the Tall Ships fleet took part in the final Crew Parade and Prize Giving Ceremony in a sun drenched Aarhus…

With a two kilometre route that took them through the heart of the beautiful Danish city, the crews brought a beautiful kaleidoscope of colours and energy to Aarhus. Spectators and local residents lined the parade route cheering on the crews as they made their way to the main stage area ready for the final Prize Giving Ceremony of 2019.

Highlights from Day Two

Just a few of our favourite moments from the second day of fun in Aarhus with spectators and crews getting into the true spirit of the Tall Ships Races.


And the final winners of the Tall Ships Races 2019 were…

1st On Corrected time Class A

Fryderyk Chopin (Poland)

2nd on corrected time Class A

Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway)

3rd on corrected time Class A

Christian Radich (Norway)

1st on corrected time Class B

Gratitude (Sweden)

2nd on corrected time Class B

Wyvern (Norway)

3rd on corrected time Class B

Johann Smidt (Germany)

1st on corrected time Class C/D

Dar Szczecina (Poland)

2nd on corrected time Class C/D

Challenge Wales (UK)

3rd on corrected time Class C/D

Tuulelind (Estonia)

1st On Corrected Time Overall

Dar Szczecina (Poland)

Line Honours Race Two

Challenge Wales (UK)

Fastest Elapsed Time Race Two

Mir (Russia)

Series Winner Class A

Fryderyk Chopin (Poland)

Series Winner Class B

Gratitude (Sweden)

Series Winner Class C/D

Dar Szczecina (Poland)

Fastest Elapsed Time Race Series

Challenge Wales (UK)

Fastest Elapsed Time Class A

Fryderyk Chopin (Poland)

Race Communications Award

Den Store Bjoern (Denmark)

Youngest Crew

Urtica (Poland)

Most International Crew

Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway)

Most Entertaining In Crew Parade Class A

Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway)

Most Entertaining In Crew Parade Class B/C/D

Atyla (Vanuatu)

Torbay Cup

Celine Petersson Gratitude (Sweden)

The Tall Ships Races 2019 Friendship Trophy

Shabab Oman II (Oman)

Awarded to the vessel – on the votes of all Captains and crew – which has contributed the most to promote international friendship and understanding within the fleet throughout the whole of the Tall Ships Races.

About Aarhus

Aarhus is Denmark’s second-largest city, and its unique bay boasts new urban harbour areas. It’ll provide a wonderful setting for the large contingent of Tall Ships, along with the huge crowds of local residents and visitors. It also has a number of museums, restaurants and historical architecture.

This interesting, historic city can trace its maritime history back to the days of the Vikings and is no stranger to the Tall Ships. It hosted events in 2007 and 2013 and the fleet’s third visit has already got off to a fantastic start.


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!