We’re thrilled to announce the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta 2019, in collaboration with L’Armada 2019. The regatta will see the international fleet of Tall Ships race from Rouen, France, to The Hague, The Netherlands.
The event, taking place between Thursday 6 June-Sunday 16 June, will welcome the famous international Tall Ships fleet and trainees from around the world for an action packed race north through the English Channel and sensational maritime celebrations. For those of you who want to also see some smaller vessels, please note many B/C/D Class vessels will also be in attendance in Rouen from Thursday 13 June and will join the four day Regatta programme .
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.
“We are delighted to announce this Regatta which will link the glorious Armada Rouen event, for the first time with an exciting race for sail training Tall Ships. The race will start after the spectacular Parade of Sail from Rouen when 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.
“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 in The Hague will be the final port of the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta 2019. The port 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.