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Tall Ships Regattas


Sail Training International is the only international organisation that organises races and regattas for sail training Tall Ships. It organises these events mainly in Europe, but also elsewhere in the world.
We organise The Tall Ships Races every summer in Northern Europe (from the Baltic to the Iberian Peninsula). The first of these events was more than 50 years ago, and they have grown in size and prestige ever since. Today, they routinely attract a fleet of 80 – 100+ sail training vessels from circa 30 countries, 6 – 8,000 trainees from circa 50 countries, three – four million visitors and 300 – 400 media representatives to the host ports.

In addition to The Tall Ships Races, Sail Training International organises regular Tall Ships Regattas in various sea areas around the world. Tall Ships Regattas typically have a smaller fleet of sail training vessels but still offer a spectacular gathering of Tall Ships of all classes, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to each host port. Tall Ships Regattas offer opportunities to a wide variety of ports, including those that do not have the facilities to host the large fleet size often associated with The Tall Ships Races.

Two Regattas took place in 2014 – the SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta and the Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta.

In 2015 we ran the Baltic Tall Ships Regatta visiting Klaipeda, Lithuania and Szczecin, Poland.

In 2016 we ran the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2016 from Blyth, UK to Gothenburg, Sweden and the second SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta, visiting Varna, Bulgaria, Novorossiysk and Sochi in Russia and Constanta, Romania.

In 2017 we ran the transatlantic event – the  Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta.

Any port that is interested in hosting a Tall Ships Regatta should contact

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