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Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus can trace its maritime history back to the days of the Vikings. This interesting, historic city is no stranger to the Tall Ships Races. It hosted events in 2007 and 2013… and the international fleet enjoyed a fantastic return for the Tall Ships Races 2019.

Aarhus is Denmark’s second-largest city, and its unique bay boasts new urban harbour areas. It provided a wonderful setting for the large contingent of Tall Ships, along with the huge crowds of local people and visitors. It also has a number of museums, restaurants and historical architecture.

The city is dedicated to working with the local community. It’s committed to offering young people a life-changing experience of sailing in the Tall Ships Races, and it promotes a special programme for people with disabilities.

“Following a great race that gave unforgettable adventures to everyone involved, the fantastic event here in Aarhus has really shown how much the municipality has succeeded in making the city a premier event hotspot.

“We would like to recognise the contribution of the 300 strong amazing team of volunteers who make everything work that much better for crews and captains. We hope that the local community have enjoyed having the Tall Ships visit as much as we have enjoyed coming back to Aarhus.

“We very much look forward to the next time the Tall Ships Races return to this wonderful city.”

Race Director (Bergen to Aarhus) Ben Stuart