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The Tall Ships Races 2020 - The Iberian Peninsula

the Tall Ships Races in 2020 from Sail Training International

The Tall Ships Race is returning to the Iberian Peninsula for 2020. 

“The 2020 Tall Ships race series should offer the fleet a good balance of exciting racing and enjoyable and relaxing visits to the host ports and cruise-in-company harbours.

Race 1 from Lisbon, Portugal, to Cádiz, Spain, is 250 nautical miles around Cape St Vincent with the prevailing winds. Race 2 will be a 120 mile leg from Cádiz to a finish line off the 15th century historic nautical school of Sagres which should offer some interesting strategic racing along the Algarve coast.

“The 400 mile cruise-in-company onto A Coruña, Spain, will take in some of the most beautiful ports in Portugal and Spain where there will be a good opportunity for the crews to relax and meet up on an informal basis. Race 3 will be the longest leg, and potentially most challenging, and will be 660 miles from A Coruña to Dunkirk, France, across the Bay of Biscay.

“I would encourage any young person between 15 and 25 with a sense of adventure to sign up for any of the legs in the Tall Ships Races 2020. Whether you have no sailing experience or you are experienced it will be a terrific opportunity.”

Paul Bishop, Head of Race Directorate, Sail Training International

More details and information on how you can sail as adult crew will be released soon, so keep checking back or sign up to our newsletters. 

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