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Tall Ships Race Aberdeen 2025

19 July 2025 22 July 2025


The Tall Ships Race Aberdeen 2025 will see between 30 and 50 magnificent sailing ships dock in Aberdeen from 19-22 July 2025. The organiser, Sail Training International, has released details of the route. The vessels will depart from Le Havre in France on 4 July and travel to Dunkirk. Following a 430 nautical mile journey from Dunkirk, the ships will dock in Aberdeen from 19-22 July. They will then head on to Kristiansand in Norway.

As part of the event, participants will cross the English Channel and the North Sea on a series of racecourses as well as enjoy some spectacular maritime celebrations. Additionally, they will adhere to the mission of Sail Training International to develop youth and foster international friendship and understanding.

The vessels will depart from Le Havre in France on 4 July and travel to Dunkirk, Aberdeen, and finally Kristiansand in Norway.

What can you expect from Tall Ships Race Aberdeen 2025

Half a million people are expected to attend the Tall Ships Race Aberdeen 2025. Visitors can expect to see between 30 and 50 magnificent sailing vessels, a temporary nautical-themed village, a crew parade down Union Street, parties, a light show, and departure celebrations.

Aberdeen City Council’s Culture Spokesperson, Councillor Martin Greig, said: “Sail Training International has proposed an exciting racecourse for the Tall Ships 2025 race.  I am delighted to welcome the event, participating ships, crew, trainees and visitors to Aberdeen. Their arrival will mark a four-day celebration of Aberdeen’s maritime heritage and the cultural, social and trading links between the city and the Port of Aberdeen and the North Sea.

“We worked with the Port of Aberdeen and Aberdeen Inspired to secure the bid, and today’s confirmation that Aberdeen along with Le Havre, Dunkirk and Kristiansand are the four host ports comprises an excellent route and something Aberdeen, the North East and Scotland can look forward to.”

About POST

Kevin Mitchell and Chris Sansbury founded POST. This was from a desire to cut through the noise to share the great things that happen in Aberdeen. They focus on community, culture and also the interesting people of the city. The local artists, businesses and charities; photographers, musicians and entertainers. These are the people that make a positive impact on our city every day. So they use video, audio, writing and social media to amplify the voices in our community. And to ultimately give a platform to Aberdeen folk to engage and tell their own stories.

Recent work includes coverage of Spectra 2023, interviews with We Are Here Scotland founder Ica Headlam; Paralympic gold medalist, Neil Fachie; Aberdeen rapper Chef and his push for success; an article about the pedestrianisation of Union Street; coverage of Nuart Aberdeen and TEDx Aberdeen, as well as coverage of the campaign to Save the Belmont.

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