Tall Ships Races & Regattas

The Tall Ships Races are sail training exercises that are put together to encourage friendship and training for young people. Held annually these races span many miles of sea. They involve cruises in company – involving many ships in between legs. One half of the crew of the ships “racing” have to be young people. These races are a real spectacle for those onboard and ashore.

Between 1973 and 2003 the races were known as The Cutty Sark Tall Ships’ Races, having been sponsored by Cutty Sark whisky. From 2004 to 2010 the races were supported by The City, Province, and Port of Antwerp.

The Lady of Avenel, included in the tall ships community, has a rating (handicap) within Class A. As the smallest in her class, the Lady of Avenel has an advantage in her size: She sails amongst the fleet of ships, some of which are huge but the perspective and views she allows you to see show off the power and beauty of the heavy-shouldered and tough ships that compete around her.

Charter the Lady of Avenel in the Tall Ship Races and other regattas such as Brest, Douarnenez, Irish and Scottish Traditional Boat events.