No Russion ships at Tall Ships Races 2022

Like much of the world, Harlingen Sail Foundation is shocked and saddened by what is currently happening in Ukraine. We hope the hostilities and violence will end soon.

In light of these events, we have had discussions with Sail Training International and the other host ports of the Tall Ships Races 2022. Following these discussions, we have unanimously decided that, given the current situation, Russian ships will not be allowed to participate in the event.

We have made this decision with a heavy heart, precisely because the Tall Ships Races stand for international friendship and connection. However, in view of the act of aggression in Ukraine, we find it highly inappropriate to receive the Russian ships festively in Harlingen in July. We are happy to do this with other impressive ships, which have already signed up.