Tall Ships Races and Regattas


Organised by Sail Training International



The Tall Ships Races and Regattas offer 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 sally.titmus@sailtraininginternational.org

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.
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 
- 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 

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.