Event info

The previous Tall Ships' events in Turku

  • 1996 The Cutty Sark Tall Ships’ Races
  • 2003 The Cutty Sark Tall Ships’ Races
  • 2009 The Tall Ships’ Races
  • 2011 The Culture 2011 Regatta (a special regatta for the European capital of Culture)
  • 2017 The Tall Ships Races

The Tall Ships Races sailing event is coming to Turku in July 2021. The races promise to be one of the most impressive events of the summer.

In Turku, the fact that the tall ships can be brought all the way into the city centre lends a wholly unique atmosphere to the event. All the participating ships will be anchored in a very small area on both sides of the River Aura, which divides the city. As a result, all services will be available nearby, contributing to the event's dense and lively atmosphere.

This will be the sixth time that Turku will act as one of the host ports of the Tall Ships Races. This means that Turku will have acted as a host more times than any other city in the Baltic Sea region. Every year, the Tall Ships Races have attracted approximately half a million visitors to Turku, making them the largest public events held in Finland year after year.

The Tall Ships Races event strengthens Turku's profile as a seaside city and as an organiser of maritime events. For Turku, the Tall Ships Races events and youth sailing activities are an important part of an active city, lively culture and international activities.

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