Denmark successfully hosted the event in 1999, 2004, 2010 and 2015. Over these four years the city has seen over 3.2 million people taking part in the festivities, making it the largest and most popular event that Aalborg has had the honour of hosting. 2019 will be its fifth Tall Ships Race, marking the 20th anniversary of the fleets’ first visit to Aalborg – The Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race in 1999.
“We are proud and excited that STI has selected Aalborg as one of the host ports of the Tall Ships Races 2019”, says Mayor Thomas Kastrup-Larsen. “Although it is the fifth time Aalborg will host The Tall Ships Races, the planning of such an event will be just as comprehensive and the experience just as overwhelming as if it was the first time. After the Tall Ships Races 2015 in Aalborg, we have had a hard time imagining how we can ever exceed the achievements of this event as, in all aspects, it surpassed our wildest expectations. However, we see no reason to rest on our laurels so planning will now start to make sure that The Tall Ships Races 2019 is an even greater success.”
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