Vessels participating in The Tall Ships Races are divided into four classes (A to D) according to the size and rigging of the ship.
Most of the ships are open to visitors. Ships post their opening hours on the pier notification panel, and their opening hours may be subject to change according to dining and service times as well as private functions. Ships do not charge entrance fees. You will find the locations of vessels (by size class) on the map.
The Races are open to any monohull vessel of more than 9.14m water line length, provided that at least 50 percent of the crew is aged between 15 and 25 years old and that the vessel meets Sail Training International’s safety equipment requirements. People of all abilities can take part, even those with mental and physical disabilities. To take part in the cruise in company, a vessel must also take part in at least one race. Trainees may join for all or a part of the race series.
Different types of ship rigging participating in The Tall Ships Races