Trans Atlantic Challenge 2017

 In 2009 the Tecla competed in the Trans Atlantic Challenge. Sailing between Spain, Canary Islands, Bermuda, America, Canada and Ireland. An amazing experience that will last for a lifetime.

The Tecla had more then 85 people on board during the six legs. Crossing the ocean twice and winning the overall price of the race series. Also the crew and one of the trainees got a special recommendation for sailing the entire race.

In 2017 the Trans Atlantic Challenge will be back and will be called the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta.

Royal Greenwich 13 – 16 April 2017 Race 1
Sines – Portugal 29 April – 1 May 2017 Race 2: Transatlantic Race Leg
Bermuda* 1 – 5 June 2017 Race 3
Boston 17 – 22 June 2017 Race 4
CANADA 30 June – 2 August 2017  
Canadian arrival port* 30 June – 3 July 2017 Cruise-in-company 1
Quebec City 18 – 23 July 2017 Cruise-in-company 2
Final race departure port* 30 July – 2 August 2017 Race 5: Transatlantic Race Leg
Le Havre 31 August – 3 September 2017


On the Sail Training International website you will find the following information

Plans for a Transatlantic Tall Ship Regatta in 2017 are progressing well and you are invited to be part of it.

The race marks the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation through its founders and founding provinces. It’s an important event for a region where 80% of Canadians have agreed it’s important to celebrate 2017.

STI is working in partnership with the City of Quebec, in association with Le Rendez-Vous Naval de Quebec, to take a Tall Ships fleet across the North Atlantic Ocean, with visits to selected host ports in six countries.