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Bordeaux Wine Festival hosts The Three Festivals - Tall Ships Regatta  

The history of Bordeaux’s wines and that of its port have been intertwined since ancient times. Together they built Bordeaux’s reputation as a leading international centre for maritime trade, with the wines acting as excellent ambassadors! For this reason, we were more than happy to accept the organizers of the Tall Ships Regatta’s proposal that the 2018 edition should conclude in Bordeaux.


A glorious meeting of Bordeaux’s wines with a magnificent fleet of sailing vessels... 

It also seemed only logical that the Regatta should be a guest of Bordeaux’s Wine Festival, which will thus celebrate its twentieth anniversary in spectacular fashion. With thirty of the most beautiful boats in the world, assembled for a regatta that will sail from Liverpool to Dublin and then to Bordeaux, our port will recreate the spectacular visit of the Cutty Sark Tall Ships’ Race in 1990 which was attended by hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic spectators.

No doubt Bordeaux’s quays will once again attract huge crowds to enjoy the twin attraction of tasting the region’s wines and experiencing the thrill that these magnificent ships never fail to arouse.

The Bordeaux Wine Festival's hosting of the Tall Ships Regatta is organized by Bordeaux Grands Événements and Bordeaux Métropole, in partnership with the CIVB, Sail Training International and the Amis des Grands Voiliers, with the support of the City of Bordeaux and the Bordeaux Métrople Tourist Office, and the Major Partners of Bordeaux Grands Événements Club.