The Tall Ships Races are organised every year by Sail Training International, whose members offer the Sail Training experience world-wide. ASTO is the national Sail Training organisation for the UK and is a member of Sail Training International.
Each year ships from around the world gather together to participate in challenging offshore and ocean racing, and to share and enjoy the ensuing shoreside festivities and celebrations. These events are youth-focused and bring a huge spectacle to the ports they call at. Half of the crew of each vessel need to be under 25 to participate. ASTO members regularly take part and you too could be part of this massive international spectacle.
In 2019, you could be taking part in the Tall Ships Races for free! Details of 'Keith's Crew' bursaries are on https://uksailtraining.org.uk/sail-to-adventure/funding-your-voyage
In 2019 there are two Tall Ships events, the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta and the Tall Ships Races 2019. Details of participating vessels and how you can sail on board are on https://sailtraininginternational.org/events/
Liberty Tall Ships Regatta
Rouen Regatta Programme, Thursday 13 June to Sunday 16 June
The Hague, The Netherlands Thursday 20 June to Sunday 23 June
North Sea Feeder Race to Aalborg for vessels entering The Tall Ships Races 2019
The Tall Ships Races 2019
ASTO UK Vessels entered to take part in The Tall Ships Races 2019 - Watch here for entries.
Aalborg, Denmark Wednesday 3 July to Saturday 6 July
Fredrikstad, Norway Thursday 11 July to Sunday 14 July
Bergen, Norway Sunday 21 July to Wednesday 24 July
Aarhus, Denmark Thursday 1 August to Sunday 4 August