The first edition of Sail will take place from 20 to 23 June in Scheveningen. As the finish of the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta, the seaside resort of The Hague welcomes over thirty large sailing ships. It is the reason for numerous special activities, such as a parade of crew members and the possibility of entering the ships free of charge. The event is expected to attract around 60,000 visitors a day.
The Liberty Tall Ships Regatta 2019 coincides with the 75th anniversary of D-Day and therefore starts June 17 in the Norman port city of Rouen. Three days later, on Thursday, June 20, the fleet of some thirty large sailing ships arrives in the port of Scheveningen. With the Sail-In Parade, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the first edition of the international maritime event Sail at Scheveningen starts.
The historic ships can not only be admired up close, but can also be entered free of charge for every visitor. The fleet consists of replicas of Spanish and Russian ships from the Golden Age and a unique collection of naval ships from Brazil, France, Mexico, Oman, Romania and the United States. Ten of the Tall Ships are in the Netherlands for the first time. It is therefore special that you can enter them for free. For a truly unique sailing experience at sea, you can also buy a ticket for a trip on one of the biggest ships.
At Sail on Scheveningen, the seaside resort of The Hague is buzzing for four days with special activities, such as street theater and special catering by the local hospitality industry. Daily final piece is a spectacular fireworks show. The maritime event will be closed on Sunday 23 June from 4 pm with the festive Sail-Out Parade. From the Scheveningen harbor, the quay and the beach, visitors wave goodbye to the impressive ships and her crew and wish them a safe journey.