Sail Training International is excited to confirm the four European Host Ports of The Tall Ships Races 2025 as Le Havre, Dunkirk, Aberdeen and Kristiansand.
The Tall Ships Races 2025 will take the majestic Tall Ships fleet through the English Channel and North Sea on a series of exhilarating and challenging racecourses alongside some spectacular maritime celebrations and festivities.
We’re delighted to welcome these four Host Ports, who each have a fantastic history hosting world-class maritime events. We are confident that they will each provide a stunning reception for the Tall Ships fleet and that together they will embrace Sail Training International’s mission of youth development and international friendship and understanding.
The event will start on Friday 4 July and continue through until Saturday 2 August, with three races and a scenic Cruise-in-Company. With Host Ports from three countries – France, UK and Norway – The Tall Ships Races 2025 will take in all the English Channel and North Sea region has to offer.
Tall Ships Races International Ltd.’s Chief Executive Officer, Alan James, welcomed the news of the confirmed Host Ports:
“It is with great pleasure that we announce the host ports for The Tall Ships Races 2025, welcoming back old friends of the races and new friends to the sail training family.
“We are confident these ports will embrace the International Tall Ships fleet, with their maritime legacy, commitment to youth development and adventurous spirit which goes hand in hand with our values of international friendship and understanding.
“Each edition of The Tall Ships Races sees young people from around the world challenge themselves to do something amazing as they overcome fears, rise to challenges and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime.
“We hope that The Tall Ships Races 2025 will be an attractive route for vessel operators and will offer exciting and adventurous opportunities for the thousands of young trainees that we expect to take part.”
Chief Executive Officer, Alan James
The Tall Ships Races always provide the perfect opportunity to take part in some great sailing and embark on the adventure of a lifetime at sea. They bring together people of different nationalities, religions and cultures and visit a range of international ports, promoting international friendship and understanding.
ABOUT THE HOST PORTS
Le Havre was the final port of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta and it closed the prestigious event in dramatic style with over 100,000 visitors enjoying the final day of celebrations. We are delighted to return to the city after 8 years as the start port of the race series.
The Tall Ships Races 2025 will mark the first time that Dunkirk has hosted a Tall Ships Races event, and this coastal Commune which brings together history, natural beauty and contemporary art will act as the perfect finish port for Race One.
Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city, the capital of the Northeast, and a centre for maritime excellence. The city has hosted an array of sporting and cultural events, including The Tour of Britain, Spectra: Scotland’s festival of light, and the Nuart Aberdeen street art festival.
Kristiansand is Norway’s southernmost city, founded in 1641, and it is one of Norway’s best examples of a well-preserved Renaissance city. Kristiansand has hosted The Tall Ships Races in 2010 and 2015 with both events the biggest and most successful ever organised in the city.
This fantastic race series will offer a wide range of festivities, attractions and crew activities. All of which is sure to make this edition of The Tall Ships Races a truly unforgettable experience.