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Bergen, Norway

Bergen is widely known as a festival city, and it has gained a well-deserved reputation as an excellent host port. It successfully welcomed the international fleet in 1993, 2001, 2008, and 2014 – and put on an amazing spectacle for the Tall Ships Races 2019.

Bergen is often known as the “gateway to the fjords” of Norway. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage City and a European City of Culture. The city has a warm and friendly atmosphere, great hospitality, and majestic surrounding.

“The sense of camaraderie and of international friendship was tangible during the whole event and really showed at the end of the crew party. Old and young crew members from nations as diverse as Congo, Syria, Afghanistan, Mexico, Oman, Germany, Russia and also stateless individuals were ushered out in a Conga line accompanied by dancing Norwegian security guards back to their vessels.

“We look forwards to bringing the Tall Ships back to this beautiful Host Port in future race series and continuing our fruitful relationship promoting International Friendship & Understanding.”

The Tall Ships Races 2019 Race Director (Bergen to Aarhus) Ben Stuart