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Tall Ships Races brings big sailing ships to Tallinn

Tallinn is hosting and organizing the Tall Ships Races sailboat regatta in 2024. This grand and extraordinary maritime event will take place from July 11th to July 14th at Lennusadam (Seaplane Harbour), Noblessneri Harbor, and Old City Harbor cruise area, offering a plethora of activities and experiences both on land and at sea.

The Tall Ships Races is Europe's largest and longest-standing sail training ship regatta, bringing over 60 large sailing vessels from 10-15 different countries around the world. The fleet arriving in Tallinn’s harbors comprises 1500 crew members, many of whom are young trainee sailors aged 15-25.


For four days, the grand maritime festival will offer a unique opportunity to discover the excitement and cultural diversity of the city. Tallinn is a historic maritime city, and the sea laid the foundation for its importance as a Hanseatic city and has shaped the lifestyles of its residents over centuries. Beautiful beaches, city facing the sea, harbors with a special atmosphere, cafes, galleries, and maritime museums – all of this fits along the city's 46-kilometer coastline.


The Tall Ships Races Tallinn 2024 schedule:

July 11 – arrival of sailing vessels, opening ceremonies, receptions

July 12 – visits to sailing vessels, crew parade, concert program in harbors

July 13 – visits to sailing vessels, concert program in harbors, conclusion of the maritime festival

July 14 – maritime parade, concert program in harbors


Environmental conservation is a significant focus, and the festival itself will be organized in an environmentally friendly manner.


In addition to Tallinn, the 2024 Tall Ships Races will have stages hosted by Klaipėda in Lithuania, Helsinki and Turku in Finland, Mariehamn in Åland, and Szczecin in Poland.


Sail Training International is the main organizer of the Tall Ships Races, and the organizers of the Tallinn stage include Tallinn City, the Estonian Maritime Museum, Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn), Noblessneri Sadam (Noblessner Harbor), and the Estonian Youth Sail Training Society.


Photo: Sail Training International


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