We were thrilled to work on the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta 2019 in partnership with L’Armada 2019. The regatta saw the international fleet of Tall Ships race from Rouen, France, to The Hague, The Netherlands.
The Regatta joined L’Armada Rouen 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 echoed 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 embarked on a Cruise-in-Company to Scheveningen/The Hague where there was an invigorating port programme between 20-23 June.
“The Liberty Tall Ships Regatta 2019 linked 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.
“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 helping to make such a fantastic Regatta possible. This early-summer event provided 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
Highlights from the Start of Race One
Rouen, France, was the first port of the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta 2019. The event, took place across four days 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.