Races

Challenge Wales is the perfect sailing boat to race on having raced competitively in two round-the-world races. It's hard work, challenging yet fun. You will need commitment and be able to work as a team from the start line to the finish. No racing experience is required to take part in any of the races as training is given. This year Challenge Wales will be taking part in Tall Ships Races (Baltic)

Tall Ships Race

Around 100 vessels and almost 4,000 young people will be part of the Tall Ships Races 2017 - and if you are aged 16 - 25 years then you can be too! Remember, a variety of bursaries are available to help you jump onboard so if you want to join us on a voyage, financial support is there to help make this possible!

Tall Ships races and events are about adventure, heritage, social responsibility and scale - set against a stunning backdrop of vessels, beautiful ports and a fever of festival excitement!

If you are interested in any of the Tall Ships Races or the delivery voyages before and after the races then read our Tall Ships Information Pack. There are plenty of bursary options for Tall Ships Races in particular to help you jump aboard whether you are from the UK or overseas! If you are aged 18 - 75 then there are also options for you to take part in our spectacular Celtic Adventures and North Sea Challenge as part of our delivery trip to the Baltic.

  • Thu 8th - Wed 14th June (Cardiff - Belfast) - Celtic Adventure Voyage Leg 1, crossing the Irish Sea. A 7 day delivery voyage. Minimum age 16 years - £695
  • Wed 14th - Thu 22nd June (Belfast - Aberdeen) - Celtic Adventure Voyage Leg 2. Experience the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness! £745
  • Thu 22nd June - Sun 2nd July (Aberdeen - Halmstad, Sweden) - The North Sea Challenge. Jump aboard for our sailing voyage of 11 days. £825
  • Thu 22nd June - Mon 26th June (Aberdeen - Kristiansand, Norway) - The Mini North Sea Challenge. Join us for a shorter North Sea Experience - £450
  • Sun 2nd - Sat 15th July (Halmstad, Sweden - Kotka (Finland). Join us for Race 1 of the Baltic Tall Ships Races, a 14 day experience like no other! Includes crew party, crew parade and Parade of Sail festivities. Perfect for those aged 16 - 25 years - £1,200 (full price). £600 (with full bursary). Please note €500 are available through an additional bursary fund on a first come first serve basis and additional bursary funding might be available on top
  • Sat 15th - Sat 22nd July (Kotka, Finland - Turku, Finland). Join us for a Cruise in Company experiencing different ports and sharing experiences with the Tall Ships fleet.8 days, perfect for those aged 16 - 25 years - £800 (full price). £400 (with full bursary). Please note €500 are available through an additional bursary fund on a first come first serve basis and additional bursary funding might be available on top
  • Sat 22nd - Mon 31st July (Turku, Finland - Klaipeda, Lithuania). Join us for Race 2 of the Tall Ships. 10 days, suited for those aged 16 - 25 years - £900 (full price). £450 (with full bursary). Please note €500 are available through an additional bursary fund on a first come first serve basis and additional bursary funding may be available on top
  • Mon 31st July - Mon 7th Aug (Klaipeda, Lithuania - Szczecin, Poland). Join us for Race 3 of the Tall Ships. 8 days, suited for those aged 16 - 25 years - £800 (full price). £400 (with full bursary). Please note €500 are available through an additional bursary fund on a first come first serve basis. Additional bursary funding may be available on top
  • Mon 7th - 14th Aug (Szczecin, Poland - Amsterdam, Holland). Take part in the Tall Ships Parade of Sail as we say goodbye to Szczecin and start our Homeward Bound voyage. 8 days, suited for those aged 16 - 25 - £750 (full price). £375 (with full bursary).

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