Clouds in the sky will be competing with clouds of sail in summer of 2025 in the North Sea and English Channel, when Europe’s tall ships fleet takes part in a racing tour to celebrate the classic ships.
Beginning on July, 4, 2025, the Sail Training International Tall Ships Race of 2025 will take the fleet to Le Havre, France; Dunkirk, France; Aberdeen, Scotland; and the seaside resort city of Kristiansand, Norway. The racing tour is expected to last about a month.
“It is with great pleasure that we announce the host ports for The Tall Ships Races 2025, welcoming back old friends of the races and new friends to the sail training family,” said Tall Ships Races International Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Alan James. “We are confident these ports will embrace the International Tall Ships fleet with their maritime legacy, commitment to youth development, and adventurous spirit, which goes hand in hand with our values of international friendship and understanding.”
The Tall Ships Races were first held in 1956 to commemorate the great Age of Sail when it looked as though most of the remaining ships would disappear, and it could be the last opportunity to gather them together. Nearly 70 years later, the event has grown to become one of the longest-standing celebrations of the legacy of sailing. The ships that participate range from 350-foot traditional square-riggers to smaller modern yachts.
Sail Training International is a United Kingdom-based not-for-profit organization that has been helping young people get out on the water for over 60 years.
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