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!  Check our out Bursaries page for more details!

In 2017, Challenge Wales will be taking on one of her biggest adventures yet as she visits no fewer than 8 countries as part of her summer. Her Tall Ships adventures will take her to Halmstad (Sweden), Kotka (Finland), Turku (Finland), Klaipeda (Lithuania), Szczecin (Poland).

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 18 – 75, then you can join us on our delivery leg from Aberdeen to Halmstad for the start of the Tall Ships Races, giving you the onboard Tall Ships event experience that you would usually not be able to experience.

Remember, no sailing experience is required to take part in any of our voyages below.

Where is Challenge Wales now? To track Challenge Wales in the Tall Ships races you can scroll to the bottom of this page!

Tall Ships Race: Race 1

2nd – 15th July: Halmstad to Kotka | 14 days
Sail 650 miles through the Baltic Sea with the international tall ships fleet and represent the UK and Wales.
Full price – £1,200 | Bursary can reduce cost by up to 95% if eligible
Read our Tall Ships Race information pack or enquire today about a berth
Sorry you’ve missed the boat – this voyage has set sail so you’ll have to choose another one.

Tall Ships Race: Cruise in Company

15th – 22nd July | Kotka (Finland) to Turku (Finland) | 8 days
An opportunity to explore new cultures and new ports with the Tall Ships fleet. This leg isn’t a competitive race but you will still be learning how to sail a tall ship!
Full Price – £800 | Bursary can reduce costs by up to 100% if eligible
Read our Tall Ships Information Pack  or enquire about a berth or bursary today.

Sorry, this leg is now fully booked.

Tall Ships Race: Race 2

 22nd – 31st July | Turku (Finland) to Klaipeda (Lithuania) | 10 days
Race 290 miles with the Tall Ships fleet. Challenge Wales is a competitive boat so we will be looking to work as a strong team. Klaipeda has hosted Tall Ships Races no fewer than three times so we’re expecting a big party when we arrive!
Full Price – £900 | Bursary can reduce voyage costs up to 95% if eligible
Read our Tall Ships Information Pack or enquire about a berth or bursary today.

Sorry, this leg is now fully booked.

Tall Ships Race: Race 3

31st July – 7th August | Klaipeda (Lithuania) to Szczecin (Poland) | 8 days
A 260 mile experience ending in one of the largest cities in Poland. Szczecin is the grand finale of the event. After racing it will be crew parade, parties and sharing stories!
Full Price – £800 | Bursary available.
Sorry, this leg is now booked.

Tall Ships Experience: Homeward Bound

7th – 14th August | Szczecin (Poland) to Amsterdam (Holland) | 8 days
Szczecin will be giving us a fantastic farewell as we leave the Tall Ships event in the Parade of Sail. Our voyage will also include the Kiel Canal, the world’s busiest artificial waterway which links the Baltic and the North Sea.
Full price: £750 | £300 with full bursary which is still available

Only 5 berths left on this voyage.