We are thrilled to be working on the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta 2019 in partnership with L’Armada 2019. The regatta will see the international fleet of Tall Ships race from Rouen, France, to The Hague, The Netherlands. We’re delighted to have now added a feeder race that will enable the ships to go onto the start of the Tall Ships Races 2019 in Aalborg.
The Regatta will join L’Armada Rouen – running from 6-16 June – to help celebrate its 30th anniversary, creating a truly fantastic experience for the famous Tall Ships fleet and spectators alike. Coinciding with the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the liberation of occupied territory in Northwestern Europe, the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta 2019 will echo the theme of international friendship and understanding that is central to each and every Sail Training International Tall Ships event. After racing through the English Channel/La Manche the fleet will embark on a Cruise-in-Company to Scheveningen/The Hague where there will be an invigorating port programme between 20-23 June.
An exhilarating feeder leg is planned for those ships wishing to join the intimate fleet to compete in what promises to be a challenging and exciting race to the North Sea towards Aalborg and the start of The Tall Ships Races 2019 adventure. This leg will offer additional opportunities for trainee recruitment by providing an international competition at sea.
The Liberty Tall Ships Regatta 2019 will link the glorious Armada Rouen (6 – 16 June) event with Scheveningen/The Hague (20 – 23 June) and the start of the Tall Ships Races in Aalborg (3 – 6 July) with two optional race legs. The first will start off the French coast on Monday 17 June after the spectacular Parade of Sail from Rouen. There will be an exhilarating race course around a series of waypoints in the English Channel/La Manche, before the ships transit through the Dover Straights to the bustling port of Scheveningen in The Netherlands.
After the action-packed port programme in Scheveningen/The Hague those vessels going onto start of The Tall Ships Races 2019 in Aalborg, Denmark on 3 July will have the option to take part in the North Sea Feeder Race. This exciting event will start off the northern Dutch coast and finish off Skagen, Denmark on 29 June allowing vessels an opportunity to visit ports in the region before arriving in Aalborg.
“Sail Training International is most grateful to Patrick Herr, our long-term friend at Armada Rouen, and to our new partners in Scheveningen/The Hague for making this possible. This early-summer Regatta promises to provide a terrific opportunity for the Tall Ships, and their hundreds of trainees from around the world, en route to the start of The Tall Ships Races 2019 in Aalborg, Denmark on 3 July.”
Paul Bishop, Head of Race Directorate, Sail Training International (STI).
Rouen, France, will be the first port of the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta 2019. The event, which will take place across four days, is in collaboration with L’armada, a 10 day maritime festival in Rouen, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2019.
The port of Scheveningen is located on the west coast of the Netherlands, just outside the city of The Hague, around 27km north of Rotterdam and 66km from Amsterdam.
Tall ship owners and operators PLEASE NOTE: The Liberty Tall Ships Regatta 2019 is now closed for entries to Class A ships and Class B vessels over 35m in length and 4m in draught.
Due to the high demand to take part in this historic celebration of the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings, the port of Scheveningen will no longer be able to provide berthing for larger vessels. As a result of this, entries for Class A ships and Class B vessels over 35m in length and 4m in draught will no longer be accepted for the regatta.
Tall Ships Regattas are always a popular and in demand fixture of the Tall Ships sailing events programme and 2019 has been no exception. To avoid disappointment, make sure you always send your entry form in early and guarantee your place in these fantastic maritime celebrations.
Banner image (cropped) and ‘Rouen, France’ courtesy of Frédéric BISSON.