Two Years until Tall Ships visit our Shores in 2011

Plans are taking shape for the spectacular Tall Ships visits to Lerwick between 21-24th July in 2011.

In particular, work is currently underway to develop an excellent Cruise in Company leg between Greenock and Lerwick, which is a non-competitive leg of the race series. 

Shetland is taking the lead to work with Scottish Ports in Argyll and Bute, the Western Isles, Highlands and Orkney to offer crew a variety of activities if they visit these ports on-route.  Developments are also underway to seek sail trainees from these areas who may be interested in joining ships for the experience of a lifetime during the Races.

Locally, there are five guest harbours involved in the Cruise in Company; Fair Isle, Scalloway, Unst, Yell and Whalsay who will offer crew their best hospitality, music and local food and drink prior to arrival into Lerwick for the four-day official port activities between 21-24th July.

Shetland Tall Ships 2011 Ltd, Project Manager, Fiona Dally and fellow Director, Billy Stove are also making preparations to attend this years’ Race series in the Baltic, travelling to Lithuania at the end of July and travelling to Belfast in August at the end of the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge to network with Captains and Ship operators.  Marketing material has also been prepared by the Joint Ports and Shetland has prepared leaflets to highlight the Cruise in Company and travel options to ensure solutions are developed early with Ships participating in the Races.

For further information about The Tall Ships Races-Lerwick, please contact us.