In 2021, The Tall Ships Races will start at the end of June in Klaipėda, Lithuania, from where the ships will sail to Turku. In Turku, the ships will anchor along the Aura River for the period of 5–8 July before departing for a cruise-in-company to Tallinn. From Tallinn, the races will continue to Mariehamn in the Åland Islands and from there on to Szczecin, Poland, which is the final port of the races.
For more information, please visit Sail Training International’s website.
Turku is easy to reach from all parts of Finland. It only takes a couple of hours to travel to Turku from Tampere or Helsinki by bus or train, and the same amount of time from Oulu by plane.
If you come with your own boat or on a cruise ship travelling from Stockholm, you can also enjoy the most beautiful archipelago in the world on the way, located off the coast of Turku. The passenger ships travelling to Turku are ferries that can carry hundreds of cars, so you can also bring your car with you.
All the events within the Tall Ships Races event area are free of charge. There will be plenty of free-of-charge events and activities taking place on both sides of the river.
The Tall Ships Races Music Festival held at Turku Castle Park will be subject to a fee. Further information on the festival: tallshipsmusicfestival.fi
Enquiries about concert arrangements: Loud n’ Live.
Each time, the great sailing ships have attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors to the host cities from all across Finland and Europe. This website will be updated throughout spring 2021.
Marketing cooperation is handled by Markkinointiyhtiö i2, contact person Kari Tamminen.
The media centre will be serving representatives of the media during the event.
Media representatives will be provided with an opportunity to photograph the sailing ships at sea upon their arrival in Turku and while they are docked in the Aura River.
More detailed information and accreditation TBC spring 2021.
A total of 49 ships had submitted their preliminary registration for the event. Of these, five are the largest class A ships.
The event will bring ships to Turku from a number of different countries, including Germany, Poland, Estonia, Russia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Latvia and Lithuania, in addition to which there are also several Finnish ships taking part.
In 2017, the event brought a total of 96 sailing ships to Turku.
This page will be updated during the spring.