What are The Tall Ships Races?

What are The Tall Ships Races?

As the name suggests, The Tall Ships Races is a race that takes place between different ports around the world every year. The Tall Ships Races is organised by Sail Training International.

The event took place for the first time in 1956, and the purpose was to gather full riggers for a sailing event. Since then The Tall Ships Races have grown in scale and popularity. Today, ships from more than 30 different nations participate, and the meeting of nations and cultural exchange has become the core element of The Tall Ships Races.

The ships race in four classes (A, B, C and D). But it is not just about crossing the finishing line first. The most prestigious trophy goes to the ship, proving to be the best to promote understanding and relationships amongst the participating nations.

Sail Training International

Sail Training International is a charitable organisation whose purpose is the education and development of young people of all nationalities, religious and social backgrounds through sailing training.

The organisation consists of sail training organisations from Australia, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Holland, India, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary and the United States.

For further information about Sail Training International, see: www.sailtraininginternational.org

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