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.
So far 49 ships have left their early admission to the Tall Ships Races 2021. The list of participants includes ships from many different countries, including the United Kingdom, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, The Netherlands, Spain, France, and Poland. In 2017 a total of 96 ships participated in the races.
More information about the ships coming up later this spring. Click the name of the ship to know more of the ship.
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?