The Tall Ships Races returns to Stavanger

Tall Ships Races Stavanger 2018Tall Ships Races returns to Stavanger. Photo: Tall Ships Races (Instagram)

The Tall Ships Races returns to Stavanger

This year’s Tall Ships Races and festival, in the harbour of Stavanger, will feature even more big ships than when the event was last held in 2011. Ships from a total of 18 countries have signed up with crews from 30 different nations.

 

The Tall Ships Races in Stavanger will span a total of 1.5 km along the quayside of the harbour between July 26th and 29th. The list of ships attending is as good as ready, and Project Manager, Knud Helge Robberstad, is very pleased with the high level of interest.

”This year we have more of larger ships, Class A, than we had in 2011. The influx of these ships shows the attractiveness of the event in Stavanger and our reputation as a host city”, says the Project Manager.

67 ships registered

The registration is nearly complete and The Tall Ships Races Stavanger 2018 will total 67 ships. 24 of these are registered as Class A.

“We have the great Russian ships Kruzenshtern, Mir and Sedov in place. The three major Norwegian ships, Christian Radich, Stratsraad Lehmkuhl and Sørlandet are attending as well. I can also confirm that the four local ships, Caroline af Sandnes, Frøya, Stina Mari, and Wyvern are also registered”, says Robberstad.

All of the 67 registered ships will be moored along the 1.5 km length of the festival area – the longest row of rigged ships in the harbour ever.

International event

Both the citizens of the region and many thousands of visitors will meet the ships from 18 nations. The ship which has sailed the longest voyage to Stavanger is undoubtedly Tarangini, from India.

“The Tall Ships Races is a distinguished international event. Not only do we have visiting ships from 18 separate nations, we also have the great pleasure in welcoming crews from over 30 nations”, says Robberstad.

The international profile also means that the event needs foreign language speaking volunteers.

“We have received a lot of interest from people wanting to volunteer at The Tall Ships Races , and we have a potent mix of people who have signed up to help. We have however got space for more, particularly of those who are multilingual. Right now, we are looking for volunteers who speak Bulgarian and Slovenian”, Robberstad smiles.

Practical information

The biggest #shipsparty ever happens in Stavanger between 26th and 29th of July, 2018. Here you will hopefully find answers to everything you need to know about the practical aspects.

 Opening hours of the festival

Saturday 28th July10 am to 9 pm

Visiting hours
Thursday26th July10 am to 9 pm
Friday27th July10 am to 9 pm
Saturday28th July10 am to 9 pm
Sunday29th July10 am to 3 pm

Some serving places will have longer opening hours. The festival’s main concerts last beyond the opening hours, see the complete program for more details.

Emergency numbers

Alarm numbers
Fire110
Police112
Ambulance113

Transport to and from the festival

Visitors are encouraged to use other means of transport than private cars to the city centre and the festival area due to. Limited parking and that a lot of traffic is to be expected. Be there early! You will find traffic information about the inner port area (Vågen) and the city centre in Stavanger here.

  1. Bus and boat: Kolumbus has expanded bus capacity on all scheduled departures.
  2. Train: NSB has expanded seat capacity on scheduled departures.
  3. Bike: There are a number of places for bicycle parking near the festival area and in Stavanger city centre. See the overview of the parking garage for bicycles.
  4. Taxi: Taxis will be available in the area around Olav V’s street and Haakon VIIs street.
  5. Car: Free parking in the P-Forum and P-Siddis parking spaces at Stavanger Forum during The Tall Ships Races.

Regular buses to and from the city centre – download the Kolumbus Billett [Ticket] app (free) to save NOK 20 every time.

The festival area will be unavailable for car parking. There will be reduced capacity at the parking facilities P-Arketten (at the concert hall) and Valberget (near Skagen Brygge hotel).

Check other parking alternatives with the Stavanger parking app and info boards on the access roads.

Map of the festival area

A complete map of the festival area will be available very soon. A overview map and index can be found on this page.

Guest Harbours

Guest harbours:  The guest harbor in Børevigå (near the Oil Museum) will be used by Class C and D ships and is therefore not available to the public.

Other guest ports in the area can be contacted in advance for space reservation if any free spots are available.

Badedammen båtforening (Bekhus quay) – Limited capacity, please contact the port authority on +47 996 91 643.

Stavanger motorbåtforening (Hillevåg Lake) on + 47 51 50 55 50

Program

See the complete culture program for The Tall Ships Races 2018 Stavanger.

All events in the cultural program are free, without tickets or age limits.

Free entry to Vessels

Most major ships will be open for visits Thursday-Saturday. The sships decide when and if want to be open for visits. Times are most often advertised by the walkway. Admission is free.

An overview of the ships is available.

Miscellanous

  1. First aid: The First Aid station, Fire and Rescue and Police are located at the top of the stairs of the main square at Stavanger Cathedral School (Kongsgård).
  1. Tagging children: Mark the children with the guardian’s name and mobile number. Activity Booklet: An activity booklet that can be stamped at various stations in the festival area is distributed to children of all ages at the festival’s information tent as far as the stock lasts.
  1. Drones: The Civil Aviation Authority does not allow drones over festivals or sporting events without a special license.
  1. Hotel: Partner Hotel is Victoria Hotel, Skansegaten 1. Other accommodations can be found on Region Stavanger’s website. Other accommodations can be found on Region Stavanger’s site.
  1. Servering places: List of official serving places for The Tall Ships Races 2018
  1. Alcohol: It is only allowed to enjoy alcoholic beverages in restricted areas. The Consert house Amfi is alcohol-free except for the outdoor seating area.

Departure

Departure of the ships on Sunday, July 29th.

The parade out of Byfjorden (litt: The City Fjord) starts from the inner Harbour (Vågen) at noon and will be past the Tungenes headland no later than 4 pm.

Randaberg and Rennesøy municipalities provide nice arrangements for the public on both sides of the fjord.

The proper start of the regatta is west of Kvitsøy around 7 pm on Sunday. Then the ships sail regatta south to Harlingen in Holland.

The participating Sail ships

VesselClCountryBuiltVisits / Info
AKELADRussia1985
ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT IIAGermany2011
ARIESDUK1990
ARTEMISANetherlands1926Sailing trips
Thu 14.30
Fri 19.30
Sat 10.30
ATYLABSpain1984
BETTYBDenmark1913
BLACK DIAMOND OF DURHAMCUK 1972
CAROLINE AF SANDNESBNorway1885
CHALLENGE WALESCUK2000
CHRISTIAN RADICHANorway1937
CHRISTIANIABNorway1895
DAR SZCZECINACPoland1969
DASHERDUK1977
DE GALLANTBFrance1916
EARL OF PEMBROKEAUK1945
EENDRACHTANetherlands1989
ESPRITCGermany1995
ETOILEBFrance1932Times
Thu 2 – 5 pm
Fri 10  – noon
and 2 – 5 pm
Sat 10 – noon and 2 – 5 pm
EUROPAANetherlands1911Times

Fri: 4.30-6 pm Sat: 2-3.30 pm

FRYDERYK CHOPINAPoland1992
FRØYABNorway1942
GENERAL ZARUSKIBPoland1939
GEORG STAGEADenmark1934Open all days 6 6 pm  – 8 pm
GORENJKACSlovenia (no picture available!)1998
GROSSHERZOGIN ELISABETHAGermany1909
GULDEN LEEUWANetherlands1937
HELENABFinland1992
HOSANNACFrance1989
JAMES COOKCUK1986
JOLIE BRISEBUK1913
JYLLAND (Scooner)BDenmark1951
KAPTAIN BORCHARDTBPoland1918
KRUZENSHTERNARussia1926Times
Fri: 10–7
Sat: 10–7
Sun: 10 -> (departure time)
LEILABUK1892
LEONID TELIGACPoland1978
LIVBNorway1893
LOAADenmark 1922
LOYALNorway1877
MAYBEBUK1933
MIRARussia1987
MORGENSTERANetherlands1919
MORNING STAR OF REVELATIONBUK1978
OCEAN SCOUTCUK1993
POGORIAAPoland1980
RONA IIDUK1991
ROYAL HELENAABulgaria2009
RUPELBBelgium1996
SANTA MARIA MANUELAAPortugal1937
SEDOVARussia1920
SHTANDARTARussia1999
SILA SIBIRICRussia2011
SPANIELCLativa1979
ST IVCEstonia1990
STAD AMSTERDAMANetherlands2000
STATSRAAD LEHMKUHLANorway1914Times

Thu 4-10  Fri 12-10 Sat 5-10

STINA MARIBNorway1987
SWANBUK1900
SØRLANDETANorway1927
TARACDenmark1958
TARANGINIAIndia1997Times

10 – 7 pm (Open all days)

TUULELINDDEstonia2016
URANIADNetherlands2004
URTICADPoland2011
VAHINECFinland1973
VEGA GAMLEBYBSweden1909
WYLDE SWANANetherlands1920
WYVERNBNorway1897
ZENOBE GRAMMECBelgium1961

 

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