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Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc during Lisboa Parade of Sail 2016 - Courtesy of James M Pilgrim - Source
The Tall Ships return to Lisbon in 2020 for an event you simply cannot afford to miss!
An international fleet of tall ships takes over the city of Lisbon in Portugal for The Tall Ships Races Lisboa 2020. This event will offer a fantastic opportunity for visitors to step aboard many beautiful tall ships from across the world while thousands of crew members meet and compete with their counterparts, bringing international friendship and culture to the forefront of what is sure to be an event like no other.
Lisbon was the very first port of call for The Tall Ships Races in 1956 and has hosted many more editions since, the most recent of which was in 2016, an edition which our team of Tall Ships Network know-it-alls attended and afterward reported they would do so again in a heartbeat!
The event location (Lisbon Cruise Terminal*) makes for an unforgettable festival experience here - the last edition saw an international fleet of tall ships of all classes berthed end-to-end as far as the eye can see with almost all of them open to visitors to tour at some point throughout the weekend. Added to that is the proximity of Lisbon's beautiful city centre just a short walk away assuring it's not just the tall ships experience you'll be talking about when you get home.
If you're there for a while be sure not to miss the finale events - we expect there'll be fireworks on the final evening followed by a truly unmissable parade of sail the next day as the entire fleet waves goodbye to the city in a way only the tall ships can.
After Lisbon, The Tall Ships Races 2020 fleet will race South to Cadiz in Spain before the cruise-in-company takes them north to A Coruna, also Spain. From there they’ll race further North, across the Bay of Biscay to the finale in Dunkirk, France, a city which will be welcoming The Tall Ships Races for the very first time.
The Tall Ships Races 2020 sees the fleet return to the Iberian Peninsula once again before heading north to Dunkirk!
The largest event organised by Sail Training International is The Tall Ships Races. It's an annual summer series held in European waters where ports along the route will host festivals that can be expected to bring between 200,000 and 1 million visitors over 3 to 4 days. Sports, social, and cultural activities will be planned for the thousands of crew members, whilst the highlight of any festival is the crew parade which sees participants from ...Read More
Sail Training International, an organisation for Tall Ships Races, Regattas, Funding and More!
Achieved through the challenge of sailing a tall ship on the high seas, Sail Training is an experiential course in personal and professional development championed for its effectiveness by youth organisations, multi-national corporations and even navies from across the world. Sail Training International (STI) is a registered charity that focuses on the development and education of young people (aged up to 26) through the challenge of Sail Training. They currently have 29 national Sail Training ...Read More