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Aarhus, Denmark


Aarhus can trace its maritime history back to the days of the Vikings. This interesting, historic city is no stranger to the Tall Ships Races. It hosted events in 2007 and 2013… and the international fleet will return for the Tall Ships Races 2019.

Aarhus is Denmark’s second-largest city, and its unique bay boasts new urban harbour areas. It’ll provide a wonderful setting for the large contingent of Tall Ships, along with the huge crowds of local people and visitors. It also has a number of museums, restaurants and historical architecture.

The city is dedicated to working with the local community. It’s committed to offering young people a life-changing experience of sailing in the Tall Ships Races, and it promotes a special programme for people with disabilities.

“I am very much looking forward to the Tall Ships Races revisiting Aarhus in 2019. A visit by this magnificent sailing race event fits perfectly with the maritime focus of our city, and it will be a natural, and most welcome, addition to our calendar of major events after our year as European Capital of Culture in 2017 and the ISAF Worlds in 2018.”
Rabih Azad-Ahmad, Mayor of Sport, Culture and Citizens Services, for the City of Aarhus.