The Tall Ships Races 2014

Organised by Sail Training International

The Tall Ships Races 2014 offers content for every type of media outlet – print, digital and broadcast.  From hard news and sports coverage, to human interest features and colourful action spectacles. 

For example:

- unique and spectacular video and photo opportunities
- opportunities to sail on a Tall Ship
- unusual interview and story opportunities
- a chance to follow race progress online via on board satellite tracking system ‘Yellow Brick’ and daily media reports
Video and photography resources

The magnificent Tall Ships fleet and popular port events provide a never-ending stream of film and photographic opportunities.  If you are looking for a particular image before the event call +44(0)23 9258 6367 or email

The media centres in each port can provide photo and video materials in different formats. 

Media berths: get on board

Several Tall Ships in the fleet will offer a limited number of discounted berth spaces to accommodate media onboard during the races and cruise in company.

Media berths give journalists a fantastic and unrivalled opportunity to experience a Tall Ships Race first hand, learn about daily life on board, get closer to the trainee human interest stories and feed back reports as the race excitement unfolds.

To arrange a berth place contact:
Sally Titmus, Communications and Marketing Manager, 
Charles House, 
Gosport Marina,
 Mumby Road,
Gosport, Hampshire, UK  
PO12 1AH

Office number: +44 (0)23 9258 6367
Mobile: +44 (0)7827 298 733
Stories and photo/film opportunities

- Follow the progress of trainees from a range of nationalities and backgrounds, to see how the experience of sail training changes people  lives. 
- Photo and filming opportunities at sea aboard a press boat, during the Parade of Sail in each port and for official race starts in Harlingen and Bergen.
- Watch Tall Ship crews assemble in fancy dress and march in a colourful Crew Parade 

- Photo opportunities with trainee representatives of all nationalities

- Interviews and photo opportunities with bursary winners and prize winners in each port

- Join in a ‘press tour’ of the vessels to hear about their history and interview Captain’s

- Enjoy a behind the scenes Tall Ship tour of the ship galleys and living quarters
- Follow race leg progress online via the Yellow Brick satellite tracking system and twice daily media reports.
- Take part in a mast climb in ports - a unique venue for radio interviews and unrivalled aerial views; or the experience as a unique competition prize
- Interview local country representatives, the STI Race Director or Chairman, and often celebrities aboard the deck of a Tall Ship.
Press boats

Each host port will organise a limited number of press boats to take photographers and film crews out to sea during the Parade of Sail and for the race starts in Harlingen and Bergen.

If you are interested in booking a place on a press boat you will need to register your interest either through the host ports media accreditation system or in the media centre during the event.

Media accreditation

Each host port will establish a media centre for the duration of their event and will manage a media accreditation system. The media centre is the place to obtain more information about the ships, event, sail training in general and to arrange to speak to the Race Chairman, Race Director, captains and trainees.

Due to the large numbers of interested media it is highly recommended to apply for accreditation ahead of the event.

Background information 

TSR2014 Race teambiographies

TSR2014 Fleet facts andfigures

TSR2014 Sail trainingquestions and answers

TSR2014 Ship Spotters'Guide


WIN A TABLET: the best use of social media award

Win a fantastic Acer Iconia tablet using social media to share your experiences of The Tall Ships Races 2014 with the world.  

Crew and trainees can:
- use any form of social media
- share pictures, videos or writing
- enter multiple times  

Submit entries via email to Sail Training International in port at Harlingen, Fredrikstad, Bergen or Esbjerg.  
Deadline: 12:00,  Sunday 3 August.

The award will be presented at the final Prize Giving of The Tall Ships Races 2014 in Esbjerg, Denmark. 

Entries should aim to user their Tall Ships Races 2014 experience to inform and entertain non-sailors. Entrants will be judged on content, creativity, humour and originality.  

Each entry should include a named individual with contact email/mobile number and name of vessel. 

Please submit your entries to:

Sally Titmus, Media Manager Tel: +44 (0) 7827 298 733