The Tall Ships Races 2015

Organised by Sail Training International

Europe’s largest, free family festival is in the North Sea for 2015. 

Starting off with a friendly Irish welcome in start port Belfast, the fleet will race north past the Outer Herbrides and Shetland Islands and across to Aalesund in Norway.  From there the fleet will enjoy a magical cruise in company through the Norwegian fjords to Kristiansand, before the final race down to Aalborg in Denmark.

This spectacular event already has some star attractions. You can visit a South America ship, without leaving Europe. Class A Tall Ship Cisne Branco, from the Brazilian Navy, has entered– and there are rumours of more South American entries on the way.  Plus, every port will be hosting an opening ceremony, crew parade, prize giving, crew party, crew sports and a Tall Ships Parade.

Paul Bishop, Race Director, Sail Training International said, “It’s never been easier to take part in the famous Tall Ships Races.   Simply pick the ports and dates that suit you and then choose a vessel that is offering places – there are lots with berth places still available - and before you know it you will be enjoying the adventure of a lifetime.”

Ports and race dates

Belfast, UK - Thurs 2 to Sun 5 July
Race One
Aalesund, Norway - Weds 15 to Sat 18 July
Kristiansand, Norway - Sat 25 to Tues 28 July
Race Two
Aalborg, Denmark - Sat 1 to Tues 4 August