The Tall Ships Races Halmstad
The Tall Ships Races have been held since 1956, and the first race was actually meant as a big farewell to the last of the great sailing ships in the world. But instead, the race has grown, and today it is the largest sailing competition in the world.
The final prizes are awarded during a ceremony held in Halmstad on the Stora Torg (main square) on Saturday the 6th. It is preceded by the Crew Parade where all the crews – about 1 400 people – march together from the event area. On Monday the 8th, the vessels will leave Halmstad in the Parade of Sail. All the ships will depart at 13.00 in a long beautiful line. Don’t miss it – you never know when they will be back again.
Halmstad is one of Sweden’s most popular summer destinations, well known for its beaches, world-class golf courses and a wide variety of sports and nightlife. Claiming a home among the towering pines and seaside lands of Sweden’s golfing playground are the par 72-championship courses, the North Course and the South Course in Tylösand, just 8 km outside the town of Halmstad. It has several times been ranked as the best golf course in Sweden.
Tylösand, the diamond among the beaches in Halmstad, offers a long sandy beach. Distance from Copenhagen and/or Gothenburg approx 2 hours drive.