What to expect

Find the Lord Nelson among the bustling activities of the Tall Ships Races in Aalborg, along the city’s regenerated waterfront that is packed with Danish culture.

Your first night will be spent in port to enjoy the festival’s final night of live music, coming to an end with a spectacular fireworks display. Then strap yourself in for a breathtaking Parade of Sail alongside a fleet of tall ships heading towards the race start line. It’s difficult to sum up these incredible events in words, so here’s a video to give you a taster of what the festivals are like:

You can expect a warm Norwegic welcome on arrival in Fredrikstad, something that the local inhabitants pride themselves on – especially when the Tall Ships Races come to town! The city is known as a cosy Scandinavian town with deep historical roots, which will come to life during these events. There’s no better time to visit!

We’ll be spending two night docked in Fredrikstad, either side of a day of Tall Ships Race activities. There’ll be a special crew parade through the streets of Fredrikstad, followed by race awards and even an exclusive party for tall ship crews. Our mixed ability crews always receive a warm welcome at these events, and you can expect a very special experience.

The details

During a typical tall ships race voyage, you will embark the ship in a race port on day 3 of the above programme, staying one night in port then sailing from port day 4. At the end of your voyage, you will arrive in port on day 1, staying 2 nights in port and disembarking the ship on Day 3.

All the tall ships are expected to be open to public of the city we visit and of course so the other ships’ crews can visit a JST ship.  Bearing in mind the JST charitable objectives. JST ships are very much sought after for folk to look around and we’ll also be the only tall ship in port fully accessible to wheelchair users. As a member of our ship’s crew, you too will be expected to host open ship and to show visitors around the ship, this is usually on deck only, not below decks. We won’t be holding an open ship on all the days and we will have a day watch rota in place, so you will still have the chance to be part of the fun shore activities.

Voyage details

  • Voyage No: LN973
  • Ship: Lord Nelson
  • Start Date: 05/07/2019
  • End Date: 13/07/2019
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Departing: Aalborg
  • Arrival: Fredrikstad
Contribution: £1800
Subsidised Contribution*: £1080
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