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Sail in The Tall Ships Races 2017: It’ Time to Plan Your Adventure

October 7, 2016

The Tall Ships Races and Regattas may be over for 2016 – but now it’ time to plan your 2017 big sea adventure.

As well as the transatlantic Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta – we can’t wait to return to the Baltic Sea for the iconic Tall Ships Races 2017.


Tall Ships Races 2017 promises to be one of our most spectacular yet –

taking in four different countries, across five ports from the end of

June to the beginning of August.

Starting in Halmstad, Sweden, we race across to Kotka, Finland and then enjoy a cruise in company to Turku, Finland. From there we race to Klaipeda, Lithuania and then have a third and final race to Szczecin, Poland. And you can take part in just one, or all of the legs in this epic event.


ports have hosted a total of 11 successful Tall Ships Races and

Regattas between them. And, each city is eager to welcome the

international fleet back to its shores.

“ll of our

selected host ports have already earned an excellent reputation for

delivering our events. Over previous years they have all demonstrated

their ability to look after sail training Tall Ships and put the

development and education of young people, through the adventure of

being at sea, at the heart of their events.   We want as many young

people as possible to take advantage of this once in a life time

opportunity to sail in The Tall Ships Races 2017 and we are confident

they will have an amazing experience.äó

Knut Western, Chairman of Tall Ships Races (Europe).



expecting thousands of young people from all over the world to take

part in the Tall Ships Races 2017. They will confront demanding

challenges as part of their sail training adventuresäó_ and we want to see

you on board.

To find out how head over to our Tall Ships Races 2017 event page on to see which vessels are currently entered and are looking for trainees (the name for novice sailors).


vessel list is constantly growing as new ships entered – there are

already 45 vessels to choose from – so if you can’t find the one for

you, keep checking back.

Why do it?


do learn about sailing while taking part in our events – but it’ much

more than that.  Sail Training is an activity that inspires

self-confidence, personal responsibility and promotes an acceptance of

others, whatever their social or cultural backgrounds. Most people who

have a Tall Ships adventure find it to be a positive and life-changing


Worried about cost?

Don’t – there are opportunities for bursaries, you could become a host port trainee and we provide lots of help on

The adventure starts here

Visit our sail on board site to go sail training