What do the ship classes mean?
- Class A: All ships more than 40 metres in Length Overall (LOA), regardless of rig.
- Class B: Traditionally rigged vessels (i.e. gaff-rigged sloops, ketches, yawls and schooners) with an LOA of less than 40 metres.
- Class C: Modern rigged vessels (i.e. Bermudan rigged sloops, ketches, yawls and schooners) with an LOA of less than 40 metres not carrying spinnaker-like sails.
- Class D: Modern rigged vessels with an LOA of less than 40 metres carrying spinnaker-like sails.
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.
The ships participating in the Tall Ships Races are divided into four classes (A–D) according to their size and rigging. Among other types of ships, we are expecting the following types for the event in Turku. Can you spot all types on the bank of the river?
Admission to ships
Visitors will be offered free admission to most of the large and medium-sized ships during the event. The daily opening hours of the ships are determined independently by each ship’s captain. The opening hours will also be displayed on signs near the ships’ boarding ramps.
The table below will be updated with preliminary opening hours. We reserve the right to make changes.