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
Thursday 26th July 10 am to 9 pm
Friday 27th July 10 am to 9 pm
Saturday 28th July 10 am to 9 pm
Sunday 29th July 10 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
Fire 110
Police 112
Ambulance 113

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

Vessel Cl Country Built Visits / Info
AKELA D Russia 1985
ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT II A Germany 2011
ARIES D UK 1990
ARTEMIS A Netherlands 1926 Sailing trips
Thu 14.30
Fri 19.30
Sat 10.30
ATYLA B Spain 1984
BETTY B Denmark 1913
BLACK DIAMOND OF DURHAM C UK 1972
CAROLINE AF SANDNES B Norway 1885
CHALLENGE WALES C UK 2000
CHRISTIAN RADICH A Norway 1937
CHRISTIANIA B Norway 1895
DAR SZCZECINA C Poland 1969
DASHER D UK 1977
DE GALLANT B France 1916
EARL OF PEMBROKE A UK 1945
EENDRACHT A Netherlands 1989
ESPRIT C Germany 1995
ETOILE B France 1932 Times
Thu 2 – 5 pm
Fri 10  – noon
and 2 – 5 pm
Sat 10 – noon and 2 – 5 pm
EUROPA A Netherlands 1911 Times

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

FRYDERYK CHOPIN A Poland 1992
FRØYA B Norway 1942
GENERAL ZARUSKI B Poland 1939
GEORG STAGE A Denmark 1934 Open all days 6 6 pm  – 8 pm
GORENJKA C Slovenia  (no picture available!) 1998
GROSSHERZOGIN ELISABETH A Germany 1909
GULDEN LEEUW A Netherlands 1937
HELENA B Finland 1992
HOSANNA C France 1989
JAMES COOK C UK 1986
JOLIE BRISE B UK 1913
JYLLAND (Scooner) B Denmark 1951
KAPTAIN BORCHARDT B Poland 1918
KRUZENSHTERN A Russia 1926 Times
Fri: 10–7
Sat: 10–7
Sun: 10 -> (departure time)
LEILA B UK 1892
LEONID TELIGA C Poland 1978
LIV B Norway 1893
LOA A Denmark 1922
LOYAL Norway 1877
MAYBE B UK 1933
MIR A Russia 1987
MORGENSTER A Netherlands 1919
MORNING STAR OF REVELATION B UK 1978
OCEAN SCOUT C UK 1993
POGORIA A Poland 1980
RONA II D UK 1991
ROYAL HELENA A Bulgaria 2009
RUPEL B Belgium 1996
SANTA MARIA MANUELA A Portugal 1937
SEDOV A Russia 1920
SHTANDART A Russia 1999
SILA SIBIRI C Russia 2011
SPANIEL C Lativa 1979
ST IV C Estonia 1990
STAD AMSTERDAM A Netherlands 2000
STATSRAAD LEHMKUHL A Norway 1914 Times

Thu 4-10  Fri 12-10 Sat 5-10

STINA MARI B Norway 1987
SWAN B UK 1900
SØRLANDET A Norway 1927
TARA C Denmark 1958
TARANGINI A India 1997 Times

10 – 7 pm (Open all days)

TUULELIND D Estonia 2016
URANIA D Netherlands 2004
URTICA D Poland 2011
VAHINE C Finland 1973
VEGA GAMLEBY B Sweden 1909
WYLDE SWAN A Netherlands 1920
WYVERN B Norway 1897
ZENOBE GRAMME C Belgium 1961

 

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