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RDV 2017 Tall Ships Regatta

Halifax June 30 – August 16, 2017

Discover the Wonder! Explore this wondrous world of Nova Scotia

Led by Sail Training International, Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta is a transatlantic race of 7,000 nautical miles taking place over the course of five months in 2017. The race starts at the port of Royal Greenwich in Great Britain on April 13 and finishes in the port of Le Havre, France, which will welcome the grand winner between August 31 and September 3. There will be stops in Portugal, Bermuda, the United States and Canada along the way.

Tall ships will visit Canada to honour the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. Between late June and mid-August, tall ships will visit 11 ports around Nova Scotia, including Lunenburg, Pictou, Sydney, St. Peter’s, Louisbourg, Pugwash, Port Hawkesbury, Halifax, Shelburne, Digby and end with an evening sail past in Annapolis Basin, a first for Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia dates:

— Pictou, Pugwash, Port Hawkesbury, June 30 to July 2

— Halifax, July 29 to August 1 (Program highlights for Halifax and Dartmouth announced April 12)

— Sydney, St. Peter’s, Louisbourg, August 4 to August 6

— Lunenburg, August 10 to August 12

— Shelburne, August 14 to August 15

— Digby, August 15 to August 16

— Annapolis Royal Sail Past, August 16

Read earlier announcements here 

Interested in taking part in a sail training adventure during Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta? Visit Sail on Board for more information and opportunities.