The ports of 2015
The city of Ålesund has the honor of hosting The Tall Ships Races for the second time, from the 15th to the 18th of July 2015.
We look forward to welcome The Tall Ships Races fleet to Ålesund. The port will be full of people and activities suitable for all ages. You will have the opportunity to enjoy entertainment from two different stages, in addition to entertainment from, and on board, the tall ships.
Maritime cultural traditions combined with modern music and culture will be emphasized in our cultural program. The strong and successful traditions of The Tall Ships Races will be supplemented by new attractions.
The route of The Tall Ships Races 2015
Belfast, Ålesund, Kristiansand and Aalborg are the four official Host Ports for the races, and they will all do their very best to create a remarkable happening in each city. The four harbors are not sharing responsibilities for each event, but are cooperating well and are frequently exchanging experiences with each other.
The regatta will start in Belfast in Ireland on the 2nd of July and last until Sunday 5th of July, where as the ships will sail across the Northern Sea.
Ålesund is the second port in this year's race, «Race 1», from the 15th to the 18th of July. Read more about the events in Ålesund here. The vessels will then leave our Port of Friendship to sail south to Kristiansand. The sail is not a race, but a so-called Cruise in Company leg. Everyone is welcome to join in. This is an opportunity to experience the Norwegian coastline and to visit selected ports on the way to Kristiansand.
In Kristiansand the ships will arrive the 25th of July and leave Tuesday the 28th of July. Then the vessels will head to Aalborg in Denmark and form «Race 2».
The arrangement in Aalborg will start the 1st and end the 4th of August, which will mark the end of the Tall Ships Races 2015.