Spreading our message
On these festivals, people can visit the ship and walk around the deck, where they can see several information signs about life skills and how we use challenges to promote them.
As part of the visit we sometimes also show a short video showing the ship “in action” during the sailing adventures.
The experience for participants
Examples of activities and benefits “for crews only” included in festivals:
- The Crew Parade: With the crews of all the ships.
- The Crew Party: Exclusive for the crews, it normally includes dinner and some drinks.
- Free open-air concerts
- Sports (tug of war, obstacle races, volleyball, football…)
- Cultural activities (free or discounted access to museums, etc.)
- Sightseeing activities (free or discounted city tours, hikes, etc.)
- Free or discounted use of public transport.
As a participant, you can be on board during these parades (the description of each trip mentions if it’s included), and you might even get the opportunity to experience it from up the masts!
Some festivals we’ve been (or will be) at:
- The Tall Ships Races (yearly / 1.5 million visitors)
- Tall Ships Regattas (yearly / 0.6 million visitors)
- Sail Amsterdam (every 5 years / 3 million visitors)
- Sail Bremerhaven (every 5 years / 1.2 million visitors)
- L’Armada Rouen (every 6 years / 7 million visitors)
- Fêtes Maritimes Brest (every 5 years / 0.7 million visitors)
- Bordeaux Fête le Vin (yearly / 0.8 million visitors)
- Transatlantic Tall Ships Regatta organised by STI (every ~8 years / 2.5 million visitors)
- Kieler Woche (yearly / 3 million visitors)
- Plymouth Pirate Festival (yearly / 30 thousand visitors)
- Delfsail (every 5 years / 0.8 million visitors)
- Semaine du Golfe (every 2 years / 1.8 million visitors)