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).

You can now book your place on board for one of these journeys:

Eendracht

Esbjerg (DK) - Harlingen (NL)

09 Jul 2022 - 16 Jul 2022
International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2022: Race 1. Ready - set - go! Do you love adventure, action and fun? Then the Tall Ships...
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Gulden Leeuw

Esbjerg (DK) - Harlingen (NL)

09 Jul 2022 - 16 Jul 2022
International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2022: Race 1. The Tall Ships Races are back! Join the magnificent Gulden Leeuw for the first race of...
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Morgenster

Esbjerg (DK) - Harlingen (NL)

09 Jul 2022 - 16 Jul 2022
International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2022: Race 1. Are you ready for an adventure? Join the Dutch Tall Ship Morgenster for an exciting race...
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Thalassa

Esbjerg (DK) - Harlingen (NL)

09 Jul 2022 - 16 Jul 2022
The Tall Ships Races 2022: Race 1. Sail from Denmark to the Netherlands while competing in the famous races! Find Thalassa moored in Esbjerg, among dozens...
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Eendracht

Harlingen (NL) - Antwerp (BE)

16 Jul 2022 - 24 Jul 2022
International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2022: Cruise in Company. Join the Eendracht for the second leg of the 2022 Tall Ships Races. Sail from...
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Morgenster

Harlingen (NL) - Antwerp (BE)

16 Jul 2022 - 24 Jul 2022
International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2022: Cruise in Company. Exploring the Dutch coast. Join the Morgenster, together with young people from different countries, for...
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Thalassa

Harlingen (NL) - Antwerp (BE)

16 Jul 2022 - 24 Jul 2022
The Tall Ships Races 2022: Cruise in Company. Set course for Belgium in this beautiful journey alonge the coast of the Netherlands. Join Cruise in Company...
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Eendracht

Antwerp (BE) - Aalborg (DK)

24 Jul 2022 - 06 Aug 2022
International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2022: Race 2. Spend 13 days on board the impressive schooner Eendracht, participating in an exciting race from Belgium...
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Morgenster

Antwerp (BE) - Aalborg (DK)

24 Jul 2022 - 06 Aug 2022
International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2022: Race 2. The Morgenster will wait for you in the Belgian port city of Antwerp, ready to welcome...
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Thalassa
Thalassa

Antwerp (BE) - Aalborg (DK)

24 Jul 2022 - 06 Aug 2022
The Tall Ships Races 2022: Race 2. Back to Denmark! Joint the last race of this year's event and sail on the North Sea from Belgium...
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