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:

Eendracht

Esbjerg (DK) - Harlingen (NL)

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

Esbjerg (DK) - Harlingen (NL)

09 Jul 2022 - 16 Jul 2022
*FULLY BOOKED - check Cruise in Company leg instead* International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2022: Race 1. The Tall Ships Races are back! Join...
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Morgenster

Esbjerg (DK) - Harlingen (NL)

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

Esbjerg (DK) - Harlingen (NL)

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

Esbjerg (DK) - Harlingen (NL)

09 Jul 2022 - 16 Jul 2022
*FULLY BOOKED* Tall Ships Races 2022: Race 1. Join Patricia for an unforgettable adventure on sea! Step on board in Danish Esbjerg and spend an evening...
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Oosterschelde

Esbjerg (DK) - Harlingen (NL)

09 Jul 2022 - 16 Jul 2022
* FULLY BOOOKED * International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2022: Race 1. Sail the Oosterschelde from Denmark to the Netherlands in the first leg...
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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
*FULLY BOOKED* International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2022: Cruise in Company. Exploring the Dutch coast. Join the Morgenster, together with young people from different...
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Thalassa

Harlingen (NL) - Antwerp (BE)

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

Harlingen (NL) - Antwerp (BE)

16 Jul 2022 - 24 Jul 2022
International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2022: Cruise in Company. Step on board Gulden Leeuw in the north of the Netherlands for a more relaxed...
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Patricia

Harlingen (NL) - Antwerp (BE)

16 Jul 2022 - 24 Jul 2022
Tall Ships Races 2022: Cruise in Company. In this leg you will have more time to enjoy the leuisurely sailing, perhaps explore a small port along...
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Alexander von Humboldt II

Harlingen (NL) - Antwerp (BE)

16 Jul 2022 - 24 Jul 2022
The Tall Ships Races 2022: Cruise in Company. Board Alexander von Humboldt II in the north of Netherlands for a journey along the Dutch coast to...
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Oosterschelde

Harlingen (NL) - Antwerp (BE)

16 Jul 2022 - 22 Jul 2022
*FULLY BOOKED* The Tall Ships Races 2022: Cruise in Company. Join the 3-masted topsail schooner Oosterschelde for this beautiful voyage from the Netherlands to Belgium Step...
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Wylde Swan

Harlingen (NL) - Antwerp (BE)

16 Jul 2022 - 24 Jul 2022
International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2022: Cruise in Company. Sail Wylde Swan along the coast of Netherlands and Belgium in this 8-day youth journey...
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Eendracht

Antwerp (BE) - Aalborg (DK)

24 Jul 2022 - 06 Aug 2022
*Last 2 places available!* International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2022: Race 2. Spend 13 days on board the impressive schooner Eendracht, participating in an...
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Morgenster

Antwerp (BE) - Aalborg (DK)

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

Antwerp (BE) - Aalborg (DK)

24 Jul 2022 - 06 Aug 2022
*FULLY BOOKED* 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...
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Oosterschelde

Antwerp (BE) - Aalborg (DK)

24 Jul 2022 - 06 Aug 2022
* FULLY BOOKED * International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2022: Race 2. Get ready for a sailing adventure to remember! Board the traditional Tall...
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Gulden Leeuw

Antwerp (BE) - Aalborg (DK)

24 Jul 2022 - 06 Aug 2022
*Last place available!* International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2022: Race 2. Get ready for some serious racing! With 13 days on board, this is...
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Patricia

Antwerp (BE) - Aalborg (DK)

24 Jul 2022 - 06 Aug 2022
*Last 3 places available* The Tall Ships Races 2022: Race 2. The last race of this year's even is quite a journey! You will board Patricia...
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Alexander von Humboldt II

Antwerp (BE) - Aalborg (DK)

24 Jul 2022 - 06 Aug 2022
The Tall Ships Races 2022: Race 2. Join Alexander von Humboldt II for an exciting race from Antwerp to Aalborg. Spend 13 days on board the...
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Wylde Swan

Antwerp (BE) - Aalborg (DK)

24 Jul 2022 - 06 Aug 2022
International Exchange at The Tall Ships Races 2022: Race 2. Join Wylde Swan in Antwerp, Belgium for an exciting race along the North Sea. Set the...
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