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One epic event, two fantastic voyages!

The original deadline has passed, however a spaces are still available on a first-come first-served basis. Contact Melanie Henderson to discuss 07990 043938.       

We are inviting applications from young people between 15 to 25 years old to take part in Race One of The Tall Ships Races, between Aalborg in Denmark and Fredrikstad in Norway. There are fourteen places up for grabs, the dates of the voyages vary slightly for the two ship placements we have on offer as follows (dates inclusive of travel): 


Thursday 27 June – Sunday 14 July

Lerwick – Aalborg – Fredrikstad  


Statsraad Lehmkuhl

Thursday 4 July – Sunday 14 July

Aalborg – Fredrikstad  



About The Tall Ships Races 

Fantastic host cities and challenging races across the North Sea makes the Tall Ships Races an essential event in the sail training calendar.

The Tall Ships Races is a spectacular, annual event aimed at young people which takes place in European waters over the summer months. Huge crowds gather at host cities during the four days the Tall Ships Races are in port, this can range from hundreds of thousands of people at events to sometimes even several million!

Many of the world’s Tall Ships take part in the event, everything from the biggest Class As (barques, brigs and ship rigged) to the smallest Class Ds (sloops, ketches and schooners).

Races and Regattas are broken down into “legs,” or races. The number of legs depends on how many host ports are taking part and races are between one port to the next.

Along with the race legs, there’s also a “Cruise-in-Company.” It’s not a race and provides an opportunity to take things at a more leisurely pace. There is more time to enjoy the company of the rest of the fleet, take in your surroundings, and bond with your crewmates. The fleet may stop to anchor in a picturesque port which has put on some special entertainment for the visiting fleet. Maybe check out a beautiful bay for an overnight party. Or sail slowly and take in a tourist attraction. Some crews even swap ships and welcome new international crewmates.

About the Host Ports


Denmark has hosted the Tall Ships Races four times since 1999… this will be its fifth. Cultural Aalborg is the fourth-most populous city in Denmark, and is located in the North of Jutland.


Following two successful events, Fredrikstad will be hosting for the third time. The city has a long shipping and maritime history, and boasts the stunning Outer Oslo Fjord archipelago.


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