Bicentenary 1988

International Tall Ship Festival 2013

In 2013, Tall Ships from around the world will embark on an exciting journey to Australia to celebrate the centenary of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet into Sydney Harbour.

The International Fleet Review will take place on Saturday 5 October 2013, and will include a moving line of Naval and civilian vessels on Sydney Harbour supported by formation fly-pasts by fixed and rotary wing aircraft, naval displays and demonstrations, naval gun salutes, and naval band performances. The day will culminate in a spectacular evening of pyrotechnics and a light show on the harbour.

Australian and International Tall Ships will visit Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart before gathering in Sydney on 5 October 2013. The Tall Ship Fleet will depart Sydney on 10 October 2013 and race to Auckland, New Zealand.

Tall ships are currently seeking crew for voyages to Australia and between each port. Over 1,000 berths are available for crew of all ages to join the fleet for seven to fifteen day voyages. Take a holiday with a difference - learn to sail a square rigged tall ship and set sail for the adventure of a lifetime. No sailing experience is required.

Find more information on festivals in Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney and Auckland or register now to receive updates or learn more about opportunities to join the tall ship fleet for the adventure of a lifetime!


Tall Ships on Sydney Harbour