History

1956

The First Race

In 1956 the first race between 10 ships was organized by Bernard Morgan, a lawyer from London. The race went from Torqua, Devon to Lisbon. The interest from the public proved overwhelming which lead to the organizers setting up the Sail Training International Association to organize such races in the years after.

2014

Harlingen sets world record

For the first time in the history of the Tall Ships Races, a Dutch harbour was the starting harbour of this international sailing race. The 337 trainees provided the Harlingen Sail Foundation with an award for the highest number of participating trainees ever.

2018

Harlingen as finishing harbour

We hope to write history again with the Tall Ship Races Harlingen 2018 by having 350 enthusiastic trainees participating in the race.

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