This epic 7,000 nautical mile, Transatlantic race will take place over the course of five months in 2017. The race starts at the port of Royal Greenwich in Great Britain on April 13th and finishes in the port of Le Havre, France, which will welcome the grand winner between August 31st and September 3rd. There will be stops in Portugal, Bermuda, the United States and Canada along the way.
More than 40 Tall Ships will be sailing Canadian waters to honour the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation in 2017. They are scheduled to stop at host ports in Ontario, Québec and the Maritimes, giving thousands of people the opportunity to admire these majestic cathedrals of the sea.
Nova Scotia will host the Tall Ships between June 30th and August 16th, as they visit eleven ports around the province. With the Tall Ships joining an already exciting itinerary of events celebrating Canada’s 150th, there is no better summer to visit Nova Scotia.
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a crew member on one of the Tall Ships. Whether becoming part of the race or joining the crew for one of the cruises in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, being a Tall Ships trainee is a unique and rewarding challenge. This adventure allows trainees to visit ports of call, learn about maritime and cultural heritage and take part in the many group activities and festivities.
Sail Training International (STI) is a non-profit organization that helps young people from around the world benefit from traditional sail training experience every year. STI also organizes transatlantic tall ship races every eight to ten years, including the 2017 race.
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