International Tall Ship Festival 2013

Perth - Adelaide - Melbourne - Hobart - Sydney - Auckland

In 2013, tall ships from around the world are sailing to Australia for the spectacular International Fleet Review, celebrating the centenary of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy Fleet into Sydney Harbour.

The Australian Sail Training Association welcomes the international Tall Ship fleet to Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney and Auckland. Visit the ships, join a voyage or witness the start of the first Australasian Tall Ship Regatta, sailing from Sydney to Auckland on 10 October 2013.

Check out the program for the International Fleet Review and Sydney International Tall Ship Program here.

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Latest News

Congratulations on the 2013 International Tall Ship Festival

After six ports, many voyages, and an international regatta, the 2013 International Tall Ship Festival draws to a close. Thank you to the international team of volunteers, the Tall Ship Captains, Crews and Operators, the hundreds of voyage crew, the millions of spectators and the many, many individuals who made the event such a success!!

Bark Europa

Farewell to the Tall Ship Festival Fleet

Congratulations to the captains and crews awarded prizes at this weekend's celebrations in Auckland. Thousands visited the Tall Ships and many more visited the wharves to be part of the celebration. Fair winds and following seas as you begin the journey home!

Maori welcome

Tall Ship Crews celebrate in New Zealand!

Thousands of sailing enthusiasts lined the Auckland Waterfront to welcome the Tall Ship Crews to Auckland after the inaugural Sydney Auckland Tall Ships Regatta. After a traditional Maori welcome in Opua, the Auckland Tall Ship Festival begins today!

Bark Europa

Europa Wins Historic Sydney to Auckland Regatta

"Race control, race control, race control - this is Europa... At 08:30, Thursday 17 October, Europa crossed the finish line at Nukutaunga Lighthouse in position 34 55.3S 174 00.3E. No other ships ahead and Tecla approx. 31 miles behind. See you in Opua!"

And they're off!!! Seven Tall Ships have set sail for a Race to Auckland

Bark Europa, Lord Nelson, Oosterschelde, Picton Castle, Spirit of New Zealand, Tecla and Young Endeavour have started the Sydney Auckland Tall Ship Regatta, passing through the start gate at Sydney Heads at 2:00pm today. Follow the fleet as they race to Auckland!

View the latest Image Gallery

Get up close with the fleet and the Tall Ships crews, and view the latest images of the Sydney Tall Ship Festival. The photos in these galleries were taken by some of the lead photographers working with the Tall Ships Team. ..

Young Endevour Youth Crew aloft the mast

Tall Ship Fleet Arrives at Sydney!

Sixteen Tall Ships sailed through Sydney Heads, arriving in Sydney for the International Fleet Review and Tall Ship Festival. Visit the Tall Ships at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour on Sunday 6 and Monday 7 October 2013...

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Festival Fireworks