If you like to plan ahead then we have good news for you! Sail Training International disclosed the hosting ports of the 2021 Tall Ships Races on the Baltic Sea. The fleet will come back to Klaipeda in late June and visit Saint Petersburg, Tallin and Mariehamn before finishing – once again – in Szczecin.
Keep checking this page for more information about the Tall Ships Races 2021 and journeys which you can book.
St. Petersburg, Russia: 7-10 July 2021
Cruise in Company
Tallin, Estonia: 15-18 July 2021
Mariehamn, Åland: 22-25 July 2021
There are 4 classes of vessels who race against each other. At least 50% of the trainees on board have to be aged 15-25. Aside from the sailing trophies there are a number of different rewards each year, for example for the most international crew, the best port entrance or most entertaining in Crew Parade.
Aside from sailing and racing, the port events are an equally big part of Tall Ships Races. After an exciting time on the sea, the trainees usually spend the last two days of their journey in ports, enjoying activities such as: Crew Parade, Crew Party, friendly competitions, concerts and spectacular fireworks.
The first ever Tall Ships race took place in 1956 in order to promote international friendships and Sail Training. 20 ships raced from Great Britain to Portugal, among them Christian Radich, Maybe and Sorlandet.
Initially designed to be a single event, the race gathered a lot of interest and soon the Sail Training Association was founded to organise the next races. The STI – Sail Training International – was founded in 2002 and they organise the races and regattas to this day.