Almost 100 vessels and thousands of  young people took part in the Tall Ships Races 2018 – and if you are aged 16 – 25 years then you can take part in the  2019 Tall Ships Races too! Remember, a variety of bursaries will be 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!  Check our out Bursaries page for more details!

The 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!  They are one of the largest free family events in Europe and provide an amazing cultural and educational experience for our trainees onboard – for many it will be their first time sailing, racing and being away from home!

Come and join us in 2019 for an adventure like no other! Remember, no sailing experience is required and a Tall Ships adventure can be a great addition to a CV or provide the perfect summer break.


**We are still planning our logistics around the Tall Ships Races but if you are interested please email our office so you can be the first to get our Tall Ships Information Pack when it is released**

Aberdeen (UK) to Aalborg (Denmark): End of June - 5th July 2019

The delivery trip into the Tall Ships Races is a great way to gain some sea miles and experience the start of this spectacular event. This voyage will include night sailing.

Cost and start date TBC
Our Tall Ships Information pack will be available shortly but if you are interested in this voyage please contact us by email or call 029 20 704 657.

Aalborg (Denmark) to Fredrikstad (Norway): 5th - 13th July 2019

This is Race 1 of the Tall Ships Races. You will set sail in the Parade of Sail and start to work with your fellow crew mates to race the boat. It will be fun and challenging. Throw in some spectacular scenery, amazing sunrises & sunsets, camaraderie and it becomes an adventure that will provide a lifetime of memories.

Cost – TBC
Our Tall Ships Information pack will be available shortly but if you are interested in this voyage then please contact us by email or call 029 20 704 657

Fredrikstad (Norway) to Bergen (Norway): 13th - 23rd July 2019

Get ready for the Cruise in Company. Join us in the afternoon of 13th July, explore one or two of the spectacular tall ships before the Challenge Wales welcome meeting where you will meet your fellow crew. Learn the ropes and head off to sea in the spectacular parade of sail. Then it will be a time to explore some of the amazing ports in Norway and spot wildlife. if you are wanting to take part in the Tall Ships Races but aren’t looking for a competitive voyage then this is perfect for you.

Cost – TBC

Bergen (Norway) to Aarhus (Denmark) - 23rd July - 3rd August 2019

It’s Race 2 of the Tall Ships Races and a good opportunity for some exciting sailing to the finish port and the celebrations. You’ll be working in watches, as two teams and making lifelong friends along the way. In port, meet up with crews from all over the world and take part in the famous crew parade representing Wales and the UK.

Cost – £TBC

Aarhus to Netherlands (TBC) Departing 3rd August

It’s our first Homeward Bound Leg. Take part in the Parade of Sail and wave goodbye to the amazing tall ships events. Before we set sail you will have time to experience the party atmosphere of this spectacular event. It is likely to be a 6 or 7 day voyage to the Netherlands.

Final itinerary details and costs TBC.