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About The Tall Ships Races



„The Tall Ships Races 2024" will visit Klaipeda, Helsinki, Turku, Tallinn, Mariehamn, and Szczecin. Race One will start in Klaipeda and finish off the coast of Szczecin.



Klaipeda can offer one of the best berthing facilities for the Tall Ships fleet. The previous experience in hosting STI events proved that the Port of Klaipeda can accommodate over one hundred vessels

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Nautical Miles

“The Tall Ships Races 2024" offers more than 1,500 nautical miles of racing in the Baltic Sea. This region has been a popular sea area with Tall Ships from around the world, with up to 100 vessels taking part in previous Baltic race series.

The Tall Ships Races

“The Tall Ships’ Races” events have made a huge impact on two global tendencies: establishment of national sailing training associations in the world, and occurrence of many more regattas, events and festivals in connection with sailing ships. Currently, more than 200 marine festivals are taking place in Europe every year, the main accent of which is traditional sailing ships. One of the most prominent festivals is “The Tall Ships Races”. Klaipėda port shall host the sailing ships of the race for the fifth time already.

Be a part of the experience

Become a volunteer

Would you like to volunteer for The Tall Ships’ Races Klaipeda 2024? We have open positions for a liaison officers, event-assistants and many more.


The race will visit 6 ports

The Tall Ships Races 2024 will see the Tall Ships fleet return to the 6 Baltic Sea ports.

The event starts in Klaipeda, Lithuania, on the 27th of June. The fleet will depart Klaipeda on the 30th of June to begin Race one, heading towards Helsinki, Finland, for the first time in over a decade. The fleet will depart Helsinki on the 7th of July for a Cruise-in-Company to the Estonian port of Tallinn, Estonia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Race Two will start in Turku on 14th July, with vessels visiting ports and inlets along the picturesque Coast, and finish at River Aura in Turku, Finland. On 21st July the fleet will head towards Mariehamn, Åland Islands, a town with a long and proud tradition of sailing in the self-governing region of Aland, or a Cruise-in-Company.

The final race of the series, on 27th July, will take the fleet south through the Baltic Sea to Szczecin, Poland, a distance of 400 nautical miles. The impact of Tall Ships has helped regenerate the city into a vibrant sailing-focused community, which will provide the perfect culmination to the series.


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