The North Sea Tall Ships Regatta will be held for only the second time in six years and is organised by Sail Training International (STI). The race will be from Blyth (UK) to Götheborg (SW), with a distance of approximately 500 nautical miles. For Blyth (Northumberland), UK this is the first major Tall Ships event they have hosted and the town is eager to welcome the international fleet of Tall Ships. Götheborg in Sweden will be hosting this major Tall Ships event for the fifth time – following their success in hosting The Tall Ships Races in 1968, 1978 1986 and 1997.
Blyth (GB): Friday 26 – Monday 29 August 2016
Gothenburg (SE): Saturday 3 – Tuesday 6 September 2016
“Blyth is a tidal deep water port which can accommodate the largest Class A ships and offers first class amenities to the fleet. The town and port of Blyth is set up to deliver a tremendous welcome and provide great hospitality. Blyth’s association with the sea goes back centuries and it is fitting to welcome these ships of bygone times. The event will be a great opportunity for individuals of all ages, and organisations, to be involved and take part in a world class event. They have traditionally supported the development and education of young people and have a track record of looking after our sail training Tall Ships.
Götheborg already has an excellent reputation for delivering Tall Ship events. They have traditionally supported the development and education of young people and have a track record of looking after our sail training Tall Ships
Both ports also have an excellent environmental profile and the Regatta will be very much in synergy with the sustainability messages we aim to deliver through our events.”
Click here you can find the Journeys for the Tall Ship Regatta 2016