Sailboats and Sailing the World

UK – The Tall Ships Race is sailing the North Sea with sailors on 70 classic sailing Tall Ships and yachts. Photos, News, and Videos of the Tall Ships Race from Liverpool to Maloy.

The Tall Ships Races are races for sail training Tall Ships (sailing ships). Between 1973 and 2003 they were sponsored by Cutty Sark and called “The Cutty Sark Tall Ships’ Races“. They are currently supported by the city, province and port of Antwerp. The races are held annually in European waters and consists of two racing legs of several hundred nautical miles, and a “cruise in company” between the legs.

The phrase Tall Ship was coined to describe the participating ships. Participating vessels are manned by a largely cadet or trainee crew who are partaking in sail training, 50 percent of which must be aged between 15 and 25 and do not need any previous…

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