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Maybe - Tall Ships Race 2020 Programme

Tall Ships Racing this summer 2020 on sailing ship Maybe

The Best Sailing Action this Summer

The Ultimate summer sailing event - race with an international fleet of sail training yachts and mighty square riggers. You all sail together but there are different race classes and Maybe is very competitive at these events. There are youth and adult berths but you need to be up for some hard sailing and teamwork

International Tall Ships Race 2020

This summer the tall ships of the world....and a lot of equally competitive sail training yachts of similar size to Maybe, will be taking part in a tall ships race around the Western Edge of Europe. There are some big ocean style races in the North Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay and all the way up the English Channel, so it will atttact a big fleet. Gaff Ketch Maybe will b taking part in the following. You can book one or several legs.

  • Tall Ship Festival in Lisbon - a great waterfront city - 2nd to 5th July 2020
  • Race Leg 1 - Lisbon - Cadiz 
  • Tall Ship Festival in Cadiz (9th - 12th July 2020)
  • Race Leg 2 - followed by a Cruise in Company - Cadiz to A Coruna
  • Tall Ships Regatta in A Coruna (24-27th July 2020)
  • Race leg 3 - A Coruna to Dunkirk in France
  • Tall Ship Regatta in Dunkirk 6-9th Aug 2020)
Tall ship start for class A. Photo from max at tallshipstock.com
Tall ship start for class A. Photo from max at tallshipstock.com

 

2020 Tall Ships Race leg 1 from Lisbon to Cadiz

Take part in the International Tall Ships race and enjoy great sailing, night watches, sun burn, salt spray, green waves over the deck, tacking and gybing your way to the finish line as part of a tightly knit crew. Awaiting you there are thousands of spectators, well wishers, parties, parades, fairground rides, and a celebration of Youth and International Friendship like nothing else you can imagine. Gaff Ketch Maybe will be racing in a class with other vessels a similar size, but you will be amongst the bigger tall ships too as you manoeuvre ready for the start, and you still have the close quarters thrill of the chase as the whole tall ships fleets race the same course.

Maybe - sail in tall ships race 2020 - adult and youth berths

International Tall Ships Race 2020 - Leg 1

Race southwards from the great waterfront city of Lisbon to the smaller fortified city of Cadiz.

Short Race leg 2 & Cruise in Company

This is an appealing voyage for anyone who enjoys the sight of tall ships sailing together, but doesn't want the intensity of a long tall ships race.

There is a short race from You will still be actively involved in sailing the boat and create a spectacle out on the water as dozens of tall ships cruise in company from the great waterfront city of Lisbon to the smaller fortified city of Cadiz.

Whilst this is called a 'cruise in company' you don't always sail in company of other tall ships or the smaller yachts in the fleet, but you quite often bump into them. It is part of the event and the whole fleet works its way up the coast to the next tall ships big festival port in @@. The great advantage of it not being a race is you can stop on route and explore Norway properly by walking in mountain scenery, island hop, swim or BBQ ashore. Certain ports and even small villages along the coast agree to welcome any visiting  tall ship as part of @@ hospitality, but you can also do your own thing to and seek out that perfect anchorage to yourself.

 

Mostly Young Sailors but Young at Heart Welcome

International Tall Ships Races are a unique opportunity for individuals aged 15 to 25 years to be involved and take part in a world class event. On Maybe and all other participating ships, at least 50% of the crew will be young people.  Maybe is happy for over 25 year old crew to sign up for the adventure of this tall ships race as long as they are prepared to enter into the spirit of what is essentially a young persons challenge and social event. If you sign up for the challenge on Maybe you will be joining hundreds of other Ships and thousands of under 25 year old's to pit your wits at sea, in one of the greatest races on earth. You really are part of the crew and absolutely vital to the running of the ship.

 

Adrenalin charged racing and Shoreside Parties

Gruelling sailing, night watches, sun burn, salt spray, green waves over the deck, tacking and gybing your way to the finish line. Awaiting you there are thousands of spectators, well wishers, parties, parades, fairground rides, and a celebration of Youth and International Friendship like nothing else you can imagine. Gaff Ketch Maybe will be racing in a class with other vessels a similar size, but you will be amongst the bigger tall ships too as you manourve ready for the start, and you still have the close quarters thrill of the chase as the whole tall ships fleets race the same course.

 

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