We’re excited to visit the Baltic Sea for the Tall Ships Races 2017.
The five host ports are highly experienced and boast a total of 11 Tall Ships Races and Regattas between them. As you might expect, they’re eager to welcome the international fleet back to their shores.
“All of our selected host ports have already earned an excellent reputation for delivering our events. Over previous years they have all demonstrated their ability to look after sail training Tall Ships and put the development and education of young people, through the adventure of being at sea, at the heart of their bids.”
Knut Western, Chairman of Tall Ships Races (Europe).
Halmstad is located in the middle of Scandinavia’s most expansive region. This cultured city offers a variety of arts and entertainment, a charming centre, and a strong track record of arranging popular events.
Kotka is a true city-by-the-sea – it’s perched on the estuary of the river Kymijoki. The beautiful island of Kotkansaari in the centre of Kotka and the City Port will provide a stunning backdrop to this exciting event.
Turku is situated on the banks of the River Aura, and was previously the capital of Finland. The vessels will travel on a spectacular route through the archipelago, before arriving right in the middle of the city.
Klaipėda is Lithuania’s centre of business, industry, culture, and science, and it won the Council of Europe Price in 2003 for international cooperation. The city is looking forward to opening its sea gates to the international fleet for the third time.
Szczecin, Poland is deeply committed to sail training. It acts as both as port city and gateway tourist destination, with easy access to the Baltic Sea and Odra River. The beautiful forests, nature reserves, lakes, and shorelines that surround the city create a unique, picturesque environment.
Click on “Entered Vessels” for more information on the vessels taking part in the Tall Ships Races 2017. You can then book your place directly on a vessel’s website.