The Ships

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.

Name of the shipEntry to the ship
Akelato be announced
Albanus 
Anya 
Aries 
Atyla 
Aurantyttö 
Belfer 
Belfer II 
Belfer III 
Belle Poule 
Betty 
Bies 
Bonawentura 
Brabander 
Christiania 
Dar Szczecina 
Esprit 
Etoile 
Farurej 
Fryderyk Chopin 
General Zaruski 
Helena 
Henrika 
Hiiulngel 
Ihana 
Linda 
Merikapy 
Merisissi III 
Morgenster 
Patricia 
Pogoria 
Rupel 
Santana 
Skonnerten Jylland 
Smuga Cienia 
Spaniel 
St Iv 
Svanhild 
Tara 
Theia 
TMX 
Tokka-Lotta 
Tornado 
Tre Kronor af Stockholm 
Tuulelind 
Urania 
Valborg 
Vesta 

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 the vessels

Most of the largest and medium-sized vessels are open to the public and can be visited free of charge. The daily opening hours of each vessel are decided by the vessel’s captain. These are indicated separately on the signs beside the entrance to each vessel.

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