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The Tall Ships Races are organised every year by Sail Training International, whose members offer the Sail Training experience world-wide.  ASTO is the national Sail Training organisation for the UK and is a member of Sail Training International.

Each year ships from around the world gather together to participate in challenging offshore and ocean racing, and to share and enjoy the ensuing shoreside festivities and celebrations.  These events are youth-focused and bring a huge spectacle to the ports they call at. Half of the crew of each vessel need to be under 25 to participate. ASTO members regularly take part and you too could be part of this massive international spectacle.


In 2019 there are two Tall Ships events, the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta and the Tall Ships Races 2019. Details of participating vessels and how you can sail on board are on 


Liberty Tall Ships Regatta

 Liberty Tall Ships Regatta Map 800x530

Rouen Regatta: Thursday 13 June to Sunday 16 June 2019

Race starts 17th June 2019

Festival in The Hague, The Netherlands (Scheveningen) Thursday 20 June to Sunday 23 June 2019


Spaces are still available on board Tenacious on this exciting event that coincides with the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Book your space on


The Tall Ships Races 2019

Tall Ships Races 2019 map

ASTO UK Vessels entered to take part in The Tall Ships Races 2019 - Watch here for entries.

Race dates

Aalborg, Denmark Wednesday 3 July to Saturday 6 July 

Race 1

Fredrikstad, Norway Thursday 11 July to Sunday 14 July


Bergen, Norway Sunday 21 July to Wednesday 24 July 

Race 2

Aarhus, Denmark Thursday 1 August to Sunday 4 August