Sail Amsterdam 2015
Welcome to Sail 2015
Since its first edition in 1975, SAIL Amsterdam has grown to become the largest public event in the Netherlands and the largest free nautical event in the world. Every five years, in excess of 600 ships navigate along the North Sea Canal before mooring in and around the IJhaven in Amsterdam. The ninth edition of SAIL Amsterdam takes place from 19 to 23 August 2015.
SAIL Amsterdam 2015 offers a broad programme, caters for both young and old and is the ultimate showcase of Amsterdam’s maritime legacy.
The beating heart of SAIL Amsterdam.
While SAIL Amsterdam has grown into the largest public event in the world, undoubtedly its beating heart remains the Tall Ships, maritime heritage, modern ships, naval vessels and the amazing replicas. In addition to that, visitors can explore the area in and around Amsterdam’s IJhaven, experiencing a vivid programme of cultural events and sporting activities.
In 2010, 1.7 million visitors took in the event. Surveyed visitors thought SAIL Amsterdam 2010 was a resounding success, awarding it an overall score of 7.9.
INS Tarangini is a three-masted barque, commissioned in 1997 as a sail training ship for the Indian Navy. She is square rigged on the fore and main masts and fore-and-aft rigged on the mizzen mast. She was constructed in Goa to a design by the British naval architect Colin Mudie, and launched on 1 December 1995. In 2003-04, she became the first Indian naval ship to circumnavigate the globe.