Tall Ships Races 2021
The Tall Ships fleet will return to the Baltic Sea in 2021. Turku has the honour of being one of the five host ports of the grand sailing event. The Tall Ships Races will be back in Turku for the sixth time, more than in any other port in the Baltic Sea Region. Turku has succeeded excellently in organizing the event previously in 1996, 2003, 2009, 2011 and 2017. Every time the event has attracted around half a million visitors and been the largest annual event for the public in Finland. The event will start on June 27 in Klaipeda, Lithuania, from where the ships will sail to Turku. From Turku the ships continue to Tallinn, Estonia, and onwards to Mariehamn, Finland. The final sailing destination is Szczecin, Poland, where the race finishes on August 3. The sailing between Turku and Tallinn is Cruise-in-Company, which is not a competitive leg.