The second day of action at the Tall Ships Races 2019 in Fredrikstad saw crews from the 19 different participating ship nationalities take part in a vibrant and colourful Crew Parade and Prize Giving Ceremony…
As crowds of spirited onlookers gathered along the parade route, the crews of the Tall Ships fleet paraded along a 2km route that took them from Tollbodplassen through to Library Park. From there, it was time to really get the party started with the Prize Giving Ceremony.
And the winners were…
Challenge Wales (UK)
1ST ON CORRECTED TIME IN CLASS A:
Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Norway)
2ND ON CORRECTED TIME IN CLASS A:
Fryderyk Chopin (Poland)
3RD ON CORRECTED TIME IN CLASS A:
1ST ON CORRECTED TIME IN CLASS B:
2ND ON CORRECTED TIME IN CLASS B:
3RD ON CORRECTED TIME IN CLASS B:
1ST ON CORRECTED TIME IN CLASS C/D:
2ND ON CORRECTED TIME IN CLASS C/D:
Dar Szczecina (Poland)
3RD ON CORRECTED TIME IN CLASS C/D:
COMMUNICATIONS AWARD FOR RACE One:
Fryderyk Chopin (Poland)
MOST INTERNATIONAL CREW:
Gulden Leeuw (Netherlands)
BEST IN CREW PARADE (CLASS A):
BEST IN CREW PARADE (CLASS B/C/D):
Most Spectacular Arrival:
Best Dressed Ship In Port:
Cisne Branco (Brazil)
Social Media Award:
Before the Crew Parade and Prize Giving Ceremony, trainees representing many of the nations taking part in the Tall Ships Races 2019 gathered on the Foten beach to take part in a beach clean. Assisting the local environmental organisation, Kystlotteriet, they took time to improve the environment for marine life on one of Fredrikstad’s most popular beaches.
The beach clean is just one of many cultural exchanges in port that forms a major part of the life-changing experience for many of the trainees taking part in the Tall Ships Races. This year’s event has attracted young people from across Europe and all corners of the globe and brought them together in the spirit of international friendship and understanding.
Fredrikstad is Norway’s sixth-largest city and holds seas and water at the heart of it’s daily life. Since it’s founding over 450 years ago, it has held Norway’s longest river, the Glomma river, close as a crucial hub for development and city activities. 2019 will mark the third time that the Tall Ships Races have visited the Norwegian city and Norway’s “gateway to Europe” is sure to provide another memorable four days of maritime celebrations and entertainment.
THE TALL SHIPS RACES 2019
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!