Tall Ships Races Arendal has taken a proactive approach towards sustainability by initiating a sustainability committee to be part of the core organising team. Together with our large group of volunteers, we work to integrate sustainability in each aspect of the event. Our efforts are being guided by using the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership (THE 17 GOALS | Sustainable Development (

Currently more than 100 volunteers are part of co-creating one of Arendals biggest community focused event.

We connect people of different backgrounds and expertise to be part of an exciting and fun preparation period. 

Tall Ships Races supports equality and welcomes everyone. We promote universal social and economic inclusion throughout all our activities during and leading up to the event.

We support environmental responsibility via organizing a fully certified green event with Eco-lighthouse. 

Tall Ships Races educates about challenges and opportunities around sustainable sees and organises several key activities around the health of our oceans.

Our event is part of a larger ecosystem in Arendal and the global Tall Ships community. We collaborate with a broad range of actors to encourage local and international friendship, as well as training for young people in the art of sailing