Tall Ships Races 2021 will take place between June 26 and August 3.
During these six weeks, the races will visit Klaipeda, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Mariehamn and Szczecin …
We are delighted that the Tall Ships Race is coming to the Baltic to celebrate its 65th anniversary
In 2021, the fleet visit five fabulous ports with three competition stages and a “Cruise-in-Company”. Klaipeda and Szczecin are both regular stage targets in Tall Ships Races, which has been hosted a total of seven times. Tallinn, Estonia, Mariehamn, Åland and St. Petersburg, Russia, have also hosted the fleet in the past and all five ports look forward to welcoming them again.
During “Tall Ships Races 2021”, the large sailing vessels will once again return to the magnificent and challenging Baltic Sea.
Beginning in Klaipeda, Lithuania, on June 27, the fleet will race 440 nautical miles to St. Petersburg, Russia. The fleet then leaves St. Petersburg on July 10 for a “Cruise-in-Company” visiting ports and inlets along the picturesque Finnish coast to the port of Estonia’s capital Tallinn.
“From Tallinn, Race Two will cover a 140-mile distance to Mariehamn, Åland, a city with a long and proud tradition of sailing, and is nicknamed” Port of the last windjammers “as it was once home to the world’s largest oceanic sailing ship. . Mariehamn first hosted the Tall Ships fleet in 1988.
The last race of the series takes the fleet south through the Baltic to Szczecin, Poland, a distance of 400 nautical miles. The effects of Tall Ships Races have helped to give the city a vibrant sail-focused community, which will provide the perfect finale to Tall Ships Race 2021.
Tall Ships Race 1988 & 2000
Here is the documentary film that Åland Radio and TV made about previous visits of Tall Ships Race to Åland in 1988 and 2000.
More archive films from Åland Radio and TV can be found here …