The Tall ships

Meet the tall ships taking part in RDV 2017! Class A, B and C ships as well as ships from participating national navies will be in port.

Class A

All square rigged vessels, with sails at right angles to their length, as well as other vessels longer than 40 m.

Empire Sandy Alexander Von Humboldt II Bluenose II PIcton Castle Us Brig Niagara St. Lawrence II Oosterschelde Lord Nelson Europa Wylde Swan Gulden Leeuw Fair jeanne El Galeon Ts Playfair Stv Pathfinder Black Jack Nadezhda

Class B

Traditionally rigged vessels with a length of less than 40 m, and with a waterline length. The length of the point at which the vessel sits in the water of at least 9.14 m.

Blue Clipper Sorca Jolie brise Roter Sand Bowdoin Mist of Avalon When and if Appledore V Atyla Spirit of South Carolina Denis Sullivan

Class C

Modern rigged vessels with a length of less than 40 m and with a waterline length. The length of the point at which the vessel sits in the water, at least 9.14 m. They are not carrying spinnaker like sails.

Regina Germania Vahine Spaniel Rona II Peter Von Danzig II Geronimo

Class M

Military boats

Ts Esmeralda Uscgc eagle Guayas Oriole

Would you like to join the crew?

We are looking for adventurous 15 to 25 year olds who wish to apply as a trainee aboard one of the Tall Ships during RDV 2017! Older than 25? We have trainee opportunities for you, too!

Learn more about becoming a trainee