With a history tracing all the way back to 1956, the Tall Ships Races is an international sailing regatta for youths aged 15 to 25, which means that the majority of the people on each ship need to be within this particular age range. Previously held in Stavanger in 1997, 2004 and 2011, the Tall Ships festival returns yet again due to the vibe of this unique historical city, which lets festival goers enjoy the history and activities – all within walking distance of each other. “Stavanger has delivered really good events in the past – both for the ships and the audience,” explains project manager Knud Helge Robberstad.