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Update On Race Two from Antwerp to Aalborg

Posted on: 25.07.22

As the fleet departs from Antwerp following a memorable four-day visit, the Tall Ships Races 2022 Race Committee has revised the arrangements for the start of Race Two to Aalborg…

After monitoring the weather forecast for Race Two, the decision was made to put back the start time of the race by 24hrs and move the start area to provide the fleet with the best racing in unfavourable conditions.

The Tall Ships Races 2022 Race Director, Paul Bishop, said the Race Committee has been monitoring the situation closely over the past days and that the Race Committee met to review the latest weather information before making the decision.

“The Race Committee announced a 24-hour postponement to the race start at the Captains Briefing for all classes. The revised start gate opening time will be at 08:00 on Thursday 28 July. The race start area has also been moved further north to 54.10N 003.40E.

“The reason the Race Committee’s decision has been made is because of the unfavourable and rapidly changing north wind forecast. The new race start area will allow the large Class A ships to have more sea room in these unfavourable head winds.

“The departure schedule from Antwerp remains the same.”

The Tall Ships Races 2022 Race Director, Paul Bishop


When the ships are sailing, you can follow the fleet as they make their way along the race routes thanks to the YB satellite tracking system. You can keep up to date with who is leading each race leg and ensure you miss none of the sailing action.

Each participating ship in the Races is fitted with a YB satellite transponder, a self-contained battery operated tracker which allows tracking of a vessel’s position from anywhere on earth. All vessels taking part in the Races are equipped with one so spectators can follow the fleet – anytime, anywhere – as they sail from Esbjerg (Denmark), to Harlingen (Netherlands), to Antwerp (Belgium), finishing in Aalborg (Denmark).

You can see a wide range of race information including; route mapping, real time vessel positions and their historic tracking, vessel details, replay of vessel tracks over time, leaderboards per division/group and current weather conditions.



Antwerp is a European metropolis on a human scale. It has hosted the Tall Ships six times since 1993, and 2022 will see the diverse city entertain crews and visitors once more…

Antwerp is a pocket-sized metropolis and Europe’s second-largest port. It’s a melting pot of cultures, with 164 different nationalities living and working within it.

Located in the heart of Europe, Antwerp is Belgium’s second-biggest city, with a penchant for vibrant fashion, entertainment and architecture. It was also voted one of the top 10 most attractive and enjoyable cities in the world by Lonely Planet. The city was awarded the Bronze Award at the BEA 2017 Awards as a recognition of the great success of the Tall Ships Races 2016 event.


The Tall Ships Races 2022 will see the international fleet of Tall Ships and Small Ships return to the North Sea. From 7 July-7 August, we will visit Esbjerg, Harlingen, Antwerp and Aalborg.

The event will mark a welcome return to all four Host Ports who have hosted a total of 16 Tall Ships Races and Regattas so far. The series will see the Tall Ships sailing from Esbjerg, Denmark, south through the North Sea to Harlingen, Netherlands, as part of an exhilarating Race One.

Following this they will enjoy a stunning Cruise-in-Company leg further south to Antwerp, Belgium, enjoying spectacular coastal sailing. Race Two will take the fleet from Antwerp, Belgium, back north through the North Sea to Aalborg, Denmark, for the final celebrations.

Esbjerg, Denmark 7 July – 10 July


Harlingen, Netherlands 14 July – 17 July


Antwerp, Belgium 22 July – 25 July


Aalborg, Denmark 4 August – 7 August