August 21, 2019

Four spectacular days at the first edition of Sail at Scheveningen

The first edition of Sail at Scheveningen took place last June 20 to 23. As the finishing point for the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta, The Hague’s iconic seaside resort welcomed more than thirty magnificent sailing ships. This event offers many special activities, including a crew parade and the rare chance to board the ships free of charge. Sail at Scheveningen attracted around 60,000 visitors daily.

The 2019 Liberty Tall Ships Regatta (website) coincided with the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and therefore started in Normandy’s port city of Rouen on June 17. Three days later, on Thursday, June 20, this fleet of some thirty superb sailing ships arrived in the port of Scheveningen. The first edition of Sail at Scheveningen will got off to a spectacular start with the Sail-In Parade.

A very special feature of this international maritime event is that the historic ships are not only on show, but can also be entered for free. The fleet consists of replicas of Spanish and Russian ships from the Golden Age and a unique gathering of naval ships from Brazil, France, Mexico, Oman, Romania and the United States. Seven of the tall ships visited the Netherlands for the first time.

During Sail at Scheveningen, The Hague’s seaside resort hosted four days with music, street theater and delicious catering by local food vendors. Each evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks display.

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