Every year a Cruise in Company leg is part of The Tall Ships Races. This leg is not a competitive event, but a cruise of friendship and adventure. In 2012, from Cadiz to A Coruna, the fleet will sail up 565 miles along Europe's West Coast. The selection of ports gathered for this Cruise in Company are preparing a warm welcome reception for the Tall Ships and their Crews.
They will have the opportunity to enjoy invigorating sailing, amazing coastal scenery and an excellent programme of activities prepared by each port.
A chance not to be missed, the Cruise in Company offers the chance to call into variety of ports, both large and small to sample the best of Europe's West Coast hospitality and scenery.
To see in which port are the vessels click here.
The Tall Ships Races 2012, Presented by Szczecin and organised by Sail Training International is taking place in the following host ports:
St Malo - Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 July (race start Monday 9 July)
Lisbon - Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 July
Cadiz - Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 July
A Coruña - Friday 10 to Monday 13 August
Dublin - Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 August
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