This year, the world's largest sailing fleet regatta will take place virtually (01.07.2020)

Corona has not left untouched The Tall Ships Races, the world's largest sailing fleet regatta, which will exceptionally be carried out virtually this year. The spectacle, where hundreds of large ocean yachts and fabulous historic ships meet, is an annual welcome event in Europe's sea towns and seas. However, due to the global pandemic, it was decided to cancel the traditional Tall Ships Races this year, but to the delight of all sea lovers and sailing fans, the race will be organized virtually. Tomorrow, July 2, the grand regatta in Lisbon will be kicked off.

Sailing on the high seas and the incredible spectacle of the Tall Ships Fleet regatta will be a distant dream for many this year. To prevent this from happening, it was exceptionally decided to organize Virtual Tall Ships Races 2020 on simulators in cooperation with Sailonline.  Through the virtual world, organizers try to bring to spectators and competitors everything that its an inherent part of a Tall Ships Race - excitement, challenges at sea, and the beauty of the host ports and the charm of local life. 

The port cities of Lisbon, Cadiz, A Coruña, and Dunkirk convey online the whole mood that awaits The Tall Ships Races fleet and city visitors in those places. Everyone can follow the competition on the website:


Competition schedule:

Lisbon, Portugal July 2-5

Cadiz, Spain July 9-12

A Coruña, Spain July 24-27

Dunkirk, France August 6-9



The Finnish city of Turku was added to the ranks of host ports of the Tall Ships Races 2021 (26.05.2020)

Sail Training International announced today that has added Turku, a city of our neighboring country, Finland, which for the first time, was the host of this event in 1996, has been added to the ranks of the Tall Ships Races 2021 host ports.

Next year's regatta will start on June 27 from Klaipeda, Lithuania. Then the fleet takes the direction to Turku, Finland, from where it sails to Tallinn and from here to Mariehamn. The competition ends on August 3 in Szczecin, Poland.

The world's largest sailing fleet last sailed in the Baltic Sea in 2017.

The home port of the Tall Ships Races Tallinn in July 2021 will be the Seaplane Harbor, Noblessner Port City, and Port of Tallinn. Partner Estonia Estonian Youth Sailing Learning Society "STA Estonia".

Photos: The Tall Ships Races Turku 2017



Tallinn invites young people to participate in The Tall Ships Races sailing learning regatta (04.03.2020)

Tallinn will offer young people the opportunity to participate in one stage of the international sailing regatta The Tall Ship Races on the coasts of Portugal, Spain, and France next summer. The city will cover the training costs of the young person in the amount of 600 euros, the application period lasts until April 6, 2021.

According to Deputy Mayor of Tallinn Vadim Belobrovtsev, young people will have a unique opportunity to take part in the greatest adventure of their lives, work in an international crew, and gain seafaring and sailing experience. “The Tall Ships Races, which will arrive in the ports of Tallinn in the summer of 2021, is unique precisely because half of the crew of each ship consists of young people aged 15–25, and this competition is the first offshore sailing experience for many. I definitely recommend applying for learning the art of sailing," the deputy mayor added.

Young people who are 15–25 years old (incl.) at the time of the competition (July 2 - August 9, 2020) and preferably live in Tallinn, according to the population register, can apply for sailing. It is possible to participate in a sailing ship either in the first stage of the regatta from July 5 to 9, 2020 on the route Lisbon (Portugal) - Cádiz (Spain), in the second stage July 12 to 24, 2020 Cádiz (Spain) - A Coruña (Spain) or in the third stage 27 July - 6 August 2020 on the route A Coruña (Spain) - Dunkirk (France). The City of Tallinn will bear the participant's training costs up to 600 euros and will offer sailing places on ships.

The Tall Ships Races is an offshore race involving more than a hundred sailing learning boats of various sizes from around the world. The aim of the regatta is to promote international communication and develop young people's marine education and teamwork skills by sailing together. The main organizer of the regatta is the international sailing learning association Sail Training International. In July 2021, The Tall Ships Races fleet will be hosted by the ports of Tallinn.



The Tall Ships Races will come to Tallinn in 2021!

If this year we can enjoy the enchanting view of large ocean yachts and historic ships and the accompanying program through virtual channels, then next year, all Estonians will be able to personally cheer for the world's largest sailing fleet regatta. In the middle of next summer, the Tall Ships Races will arrive in Tallinn. The world's super popular regatta will stop in the three ports of Tallinn: the Old City Harbor, the Seaplane Harbor, and the Noblessner Marina. The Tall Ships Races 2021 Tallinn regatta will be accompanied by a cheerful and exciting program both on land and at sea.  

The mission of The Tall Ships Races is to develop and train young people through their sailing experience, regardless of their nationality, culture, religion, gender or social background. The Tall Ships Races is a regatta in which Estonian youth also take part every year.



Tallinn Maritime Days will bring with them the spectacular fleet of The Tall Ships Races on  (13.07.2017)

For the first time in the history of the capital, this year's Tallinn Maritime Days will bring the magnificent Tall Ships Race fleet, which includes more than 50 sailing ships to Tallinn Bay. The last time a similar scene could be seen near the capital was in 1992, when the Cutty Sark Regatta visited Tallinn. The sailing ships of the 2017 learning regatta will visit the ports of Tallinn for the first time and stop in the capital until July 17 to 18.

According to the head of the Tallinn Culture Department Aini Härm, The Tall Ships Races sailing ships will create a lot of excitement in the capital this year. "It was 25 years ago that so many sailing ships last visited Tallinn," she says. “Although our city is small, we are a sea city with a rich history, and thanks to the fleet of The Tall Ships Races, the Tallinn Maritime Days are able to offer a similar atmosphere that is present in Amsterdam or Kiel on a daily basis, where sailing ships have conquered all ports. The sea parade of the departure of the fleet on July 18, will definitely be a grandiose spectacle”, adds Härm.

The Tall Ships Races 2017 is a learning regatta, where half of the crew of the sailing ships are sea lovers aged 15-25, who do not need to have previous seagoing experience. Professional seafarers are also teachers in this fleet. The Tall Ships Races 2017 learning regatta starts in Halmstad and ends in Szczecin. The learning regatta's sailing fleet visits Tallinn as part of a cruise in company, which means that the fleet does not race, Tallinn is a stopover before the Klaipeda race.

It is due to the Tall Ship Races fleet, that the Tallinn Maritime Days will be held this year for the first time in four days from July 15 to 18 including the Old City Port, the Seaplane Harbor, the Noblessner Harbor, Pirita Marina and Kakumäe Marina. 




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Kati Remmelkoor  

Marketing and Communications Manager 


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Anna Murulauk 

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Sailing Training Coordinator


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