The Ships

Many of the world’s most beautiful ships come to Arendal during The Tall Ships Races! They represent countries from different parts of the world. The boats are divided into 4 classes: A, B, C and D.

So far we are pleased to say that there will be 6 class A ships, 3 class B ships, 4 class C ships and 2 class D ships

Class A

Skewer-rigged sailing ships (bark, barkentine, brig, brigantine or full-rigged) with a hull length of over 24 meters and all other sailing vessels of more than 40 meters regardless of rigging.

Class A

Christian Radich

Nationality: Norway
Port: Oslo
Year built: 1937
Length of hull: 62 meter
Height: 33.62 meter
Rig: Ship

Class A

Morgenster

Nationality: Netherland
Port: Den Helder
Year built: 1919
Length of hull: 38.04 meter
Height:25 meter
Rig: Brig

Class B

Traditionally rigged vessels (ie gaff-rigged sloops, ketch, yawl and schooners) with a total length of less than 40 meters and a length at the waterline of at least 9.14 metres.

Class B

Westvind af Göteborg

Nationality: Sweden
Port: Gotenborg
Year built: 1913
Length of hull: 14.58 meter
Height:16 meter
Rig: Gaff Ketch

Class C

Modern rigged vessels (ie Bermuda rigs, ketch, yawl and schooners) with a total length of less than 40 meters and a length at the waterline of at least 9.14 meters without spinnaker-like sails.

Class D

Modern rigged vessels (ie Bermuda rigs, ketch, yawls and schooners) with an overall length of less than 40 meters and a length at the waterline of at least 9.14 meters that have spinnaker-like sails.