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SAIL Amsterdam is the largest free public event in the world. Its inaugural edition took place in 1975 as part of celebrations marking Amsterdam’s 700th jubilee.

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The event proved such a great success that a second edition was planned in 1980. In order to deliver solid direction, the SAIL Amsterdam Foundation was established in 1977.
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Ever since, SAIL has returned to Amsterdam’s waterways every five years to showcase the city’s maritime legacy.

SAIL Amsterdam 2015 takes place in and around Amsterdam’s IJ-haven from Wednesday 19 until Sunday 23 August 2015.

At the heart of this internationally renowned event
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is an immense flotilla of Tall Ships, maritime heritage, naval ships and impressive replicas. In addition to the vessels themselves,
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each day offers up a varied programme of cultural and sporting activities of broad public appeal.

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