The Tall Ships Races 2022

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In July 2022 the Tall Ships will come back to Denmark, Netherlands and Belgium. The events will start in Danish Esbjerg. From there the ships will race 180 nautical miles to Harlingen in the north of Netherlands. After a 3-day festival the fleet will continue on the more relaxed Cruise in Company to Belgian Antwerp before embarking on a 10-day race back to Denmark where the crew will join the final celebrations in Aalborg.

The dates of the 2022 Tall Ships Races and events are:

Esbjerg: 7-10 July

Race 1: 9-16 July

Harlingen: 14-17 July

Cruise in Company: 16-24 July

Antwerp: 22-25 July

Race 2: 24 July - 6 August

Aalborg: 4-7 August

About the Races

There are 4 classes of vessels which race against each other. At least 50% of the trainees on board have to be aged 15-25. Aside from the sailing trophies there are a number of different awards each year, for example: the most international crew, the best port entrance or the most entertaining in the Crew Parade.

Aside from sailing and racing, the port events are an equally big part of Tall Ships Races. After an exciting time on the sea, the trainees usually spend the last two days of their journey in ports, enjoying activities such as: Crew Parade, Crew Party, friendly competitions, concerts and spectacular fireworks.

TSR: The History

The first ever Tall Ships race took place in 1956 in order to promote international friendships and Sail Training. 20 ships raced from Great Britain to Portugal, among them Christian Radich, Maybe and Sorlandet.

Initially designed to be a one-time event, the first race gathered a lot of interest and soon the Sail Training Association was founded to organise the next races, which they do to this day (now as Sail Training International - STI).

Last places available - book your place on board one of the following Ships:

Patricia

Klaipeda (LT) - Helsinki (FI)

29 Jun 2024 - 06 Jul 2024
The Tall Ships Races 2024: Race 1. Join Patricia for an adventurous journey from Lithuania to Finland. Step on board and roll up your sleeves because...
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Saeftinghe

Helsinki (FI) - Tallinn (EE)

06 Jul 2024 - 13 Jul 2024
*Places at request.* The Tall Ships Races 2024: Cruise in Company 1. This stunning Journey will take you from Helsinki, across the Gulf of Finland to...
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Patricia

Helsinki (FI) - Tallinn (EE)

06 Jul 2024 - 13 Jul 2024
The Tall Ships Races 2024: Cruise in Company 1. Join Patricia for the Cruise in Company between two capitals: Helsinki and Tallinn, and explore the hidden...
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Valborg

Helsinki (FI) - Tallinn (EE)

06 Jul 2024 - 13 Jul 2024
*Last place available.* The Tall Ships Races 2024: Cruise in Company 1. Cross the Gulf of Finland and explore remote places along the way. The Cruise...
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Pascual Flores

Helsinki (FI) - Tallinn (EE)

06 Jul 2024 - 13 Jul 2024
The Tall Ships Races 2024: Cruise in Company 1. Join the Spanish Tall Ship Pascual Flores for the second leg of this year's Tall Ships Races!...
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Johann Smidt

Helsinki (FI) - Tallinn (EE)

06 Jul 2024 - 13 Jul 2024
The Tall Ships Races 2024: Cruise in Company 1. Explore the Gulf of Finland in this spectacular journey of discovery and learning. Step on board and...
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Patricia

Tallinn (EE) - Turku (FI)

13 Jul 2024 - 20 Jul 2024
The Tall Ships Races 2024: Race 2. Get ready for an adventure: sail from Estonian capital Tallinn to the Finnish city of Turku, while racing Tall...
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Valborg

Tallinn (EE) - Turku (FI)

13 Jul 2024 - 20 Jul 2024
*Last place available.* The Tall Ships Races 2024: Race 2. All hands on deck! Step on board the Valborg in the Estonian capital for an exciting...
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Saeftinghe

Turku (FI) - Mariehamn (AX)

20 Jul 2024 - 26 Jul 2024
*Places at request.* The Tall Ships Races 2024: Cruise in Company 2. The second Cruise in Company of this year's Races will bring you to the...
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Patricia

Turku (FI) - Mariehamn (AX)

20 Jul 2024 - 26 Jul 2024
The Tall Ships Races 2024: Cruise in Company 2. Have you ever been to the Aland Islands? This beautiful archipelago is situated right between Finland and...
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Valborg

Turku (FI) - Mariehamn (AX)

20 Jul 2024 - 26 Jul 2024
*Places at request* The Tall Ships Races 2024: Cruise in Company 2. Sail on a traditional Finnish ship and discover the beauty of the Aland Islands....
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Excelsior

Turku (FI) - Mariehamn (AX)

20 Jul 2024 - 26 Jul 2024
The Tall Ships Races 2024: Cruise in Company 2. Step on board the Excelsior in Turku, Finland, and set course for a voyage of discovery and...
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Johann Smidt

Turku (FI) - Szczecin (PL)

20 Jul 2024 - 04 Aug 2024
*Last 3 places available.* The Tall Ships Races 2024: Cruise in Company 2 + Race 3 combination voyage. Sail Johann Smidt in not one, but two...
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Pascual Flores

Turku (FI) - Mariehamn (AX)

20 Jul 2024 - 26 Jul 2024
The Tall Ships Races 2024: Cruise in Company 2. This beautiful journey will take you on a voyage of exploration and fun. The Spanish Tall Ship...
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Saeftinghe

Mariehamn (AX) - Szczecin (PL)

26 Jul 2024 - 04 Aug 2024
*Places at request.* The Tall Ships Races 2024: Race 3. Ready for some serious racing? Join Saeftinghe for the last race of this year's Tall Ships...
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Patricia

Mariehamn (AX) - Szczecin (PL)

26 Jul 2024 - 04 Aug 2024
The Tall Ships Races 2024: Race 3. Get ready for some serious sailing - Patricia is one of those vessels that sail to win! Step on...
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Excelsior

Mariehamn (AX) - Szczecin (PL)

26 Jul 2024 - 04 Aug 2024
*Last place available.* The Tall Ships Races 2024: Race 3. Join the Excelsior in the beautiful Aland Islands for the last - and longest - race...
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Pascual Flores

Mariehamn (AX) - Szczecin (PL)

26 Jul 2024 - 04 Aug 2024
The Tall Ships Races 2024: Race 3. Join the last leg of the Tall Ships Races and participate in a spectacular adventure! Get on board Pascual...
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Thalassa

Le Havre (FR) - Dunkirk (FR)

06 Jul 2025 - 12 Jul 2025
The Tall Ships Races 2025: Race 1. Embark on an epic adventure aboard the tall ship Thalassa for the inaugural race of the 2025 Tall Ships...
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Eendracht

Le Havre (FR) - Dunkirk (FR)

06 Jul 2025 - 12 Jul 2025
The Tall Ships Races 2025: Race 1. Embark on an unforgettable journey aboard the tall ship Eendracht for the kickoff of the 2025 Tall Ships Races!...
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Patricia

Le Havre (FR) - Dunkirk (FR)

06 Jul 2025 - 12 Jul 2025
The Tall Ships Races 2025: Race 1 Prepare for an exhilarating voyage from Dunkirk, France to Aberdeen, Scotland, racing alongside Tall Ships, small ships, and other...
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Gulden Leeuw

Le Havre (FR) - Dunkirk (FR)

06 Jul 2025 - 12 Jul 2025
The Tall Ships Races 2025: Race 1. Set course for an unforgettable youth adventure with this year's Tall Ships Races, starting in the French port of...
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Thalassa

Dunkirk (FR) - Aberdeen (GB)

12 Jul 2025 - 21 Jul 2025
The Tall Ships Races 2025: Race 2. Embark on an exhilarating high seas adventure, sailing from the north coast of France all the way to the...
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Eendracht

Dunkirk (FR) - Aberdeen (GB)

12 Jul 2025 - 21 Jul 2025
The Tall Ships Races 2025: Race 2. Embark on an adventurous voyage from the north coast of France to the shores of Scotland aboard the Eendracht!...
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Patricia

Dunkirk (FR) - Aberdeen (GB)

12 Jul 2025 - 21 Jul 2025
The Tall Ships Races 2025: Race 2 Embark on an unforgettable journey with Patricia from Dunkirk in France, to Aberdeen, Scotland. Prepare for an adventure filled...
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Gulden Leeuw

Dunkirk (FR) - Aberdeen (GB)

12 Jul 2025 - 21 Jul 2025
The Tall Ships Races 2025: Race 2. From France to Scotland: join Gulden Leeuw for an exhilarating race! Find your Tall Ship among many others gathered...
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Thalassa

Aberdeen (GB) - Kristiansand (NO)

21 Jul 2025 - 01 Aug 2025
The Tall Ships Races 2025: Race 3 and Cruise in Company. Embark on an extraordinary journey aboard Thalassa, where the excitement of high-speed racing meets the...
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Eendracht

Aberdeen (GB) - Kristiansand (NO)

21 Jul 2025 - 01 Aug 2025
The Tall Ships Races 2025: Race 3 and Cruise in Company. Set course for an unforgettable voyage aboard Eendracht, blending the thrill of high-speed racing with...
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Patricia

Aberdeen (GB) - Kristiansand (NO)

21 Jul 2025 - 01 Aug 2025
The Tall Ships Races 2025: Race 3 and Cruise in Company. Embark on a one-of-a-kind voyage with Patricia, offering the best of both worlds. No need...
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Thalassa

Kristiansand (NO) - Esbjerg (DK)

01 Aug 2025 - 08 Aug 2025
The Tall Ships Races 2025: Race 4. Embark on a sailing quest from Norway to Denmark, where the grand finale of this year's Tall Ships Races...
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Eendracht

Kristiansand (NO) - Esbjerg (DK)

01 Aug 2025 - 08 Aug 2025
The Tall Ships Races 2025: Race 4. Embark on an exciting sailing journey from Norway to Denmark, leading up to the conclusion of this year's Tall...
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Patricia

Kristiansand (NO) - Esbjerg (DK)

01 Aug 2025 - 08 Aug 2025
The Tall Ships Races 2025: Race 4. Get ready for some serious sailing – Patricia is one of those vessels that sail to win Step on...
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