Esbjerg, Denmark

The Tall Ships Races have been to Esbjerg in 1993, 2001 and during the summer of 2014, where the excitement of the event captured both the port and the city. 

On each occasion the event has proved an overwhelming success, but 2018 is a particularly special milestone in the history of Esbjerg as it celebrates the 150th anniversary of the port.  The port – known as the lifeblood of the city - and the city all share the fundamental values behind The Tall Ships Races and Sail Training International.  Their main goal is for everyone - young as well as old, novices and ship enthusiasts alike - to experience the event up close.

Mayor Johnny Søtrup said, “On behalf of all of Esbjerg, we are beyond thrilled to be welcoming The Tall Ships Races once again in 2018. We are proud to be a host city and we can’t imagine a better way to celebrate the 150th anniversary of our port. 

“Being selected again lets us know that the crews on the ships felt at home during their last stay in Esbjerg. Our last event was spectacular and very popular with our citizens and the many thousands of visitors who travelled here to experience the impressive ships.  We cannot wait to repeat the success!”

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