The Tall Ship Races started in 1956. They're a sailing competition which aims to keep the practices and traditions of sailing tall ships alive, especially among younger generations. The Regatta is held annually and is organized internationally by Sail Training International via different routes among European countries.
Historically linked to sailing, due the Portuguese 15th century discoveries, Portugal is undoubtedly a stopping point of the Regatta, since the very first time when it was held between Torbay (Uk) and Lisbon.
The Tall Ship Races, celebrating this year its sexagenarian anniversary, and will be in Lisbon from 22nd to 25 July at the new Cruise Ship Terminal, located between Santa Apolónia Train Station and Terreiro do Paço.
The starting point will be in Antwerp (Belgium), on the banks of the River Scheldt. After the crew will head to Lisbon and be greeted by the Lisbon's light and unique and historical sailing condtions. Following Lisbon, the regatta will sail to Cadiz (Spain) and after head to La Coruña (Spain) where it will end.
During the days in Lisbon, it will be possible to visit freely the ships, ensuring visitors have one-of-a-kind experience that is both family friendly and an unforgettable unique visual display in Portugal.
See The Telegraph's Lisbon leg of the Tall Ships races in pictures.