Host Ports

Five ports are hosting the annual Tall Ships Races in 2017, taking place across the Baltic Sea. Between them they have experience of eleven Tall Ships Races and Regattas and are eager to welcome the international fleet. Startport is Halmstad and the finish will take place in Szczecin, Poland. 

Halmstad, Sweden 30th June - 3rd July

Halmstad is located in the middle of Scandinavia’s most expansive region. It offers a variety of arts and entertainment, a charming town centre and a strong history of arranging successful events. 

Kotka, Finland 13th July - 16th Julyexternal link, opens in new window

Kotka is a city by the sea, located on the estuary of the river Kymijoki. It has long experience of arranging large-scale international events. The event will focus on the beautiful island of Kotkansaari in the centre of Kotka, and around the City Port. 

Turku, Finland 20th - 23rd Julyexternal link, opens in new window

Turku has a thousand-year history. The ships' route through the archipelago is spectacular before being brought right into the middle of Turku on the banks of the River Aura.

Klaipeda, Lithuania 29th July - 1st Augustexternal link, opens in new window

Klapeida is the centre of business, industry, culture and science of Western Lithuania and won the Council of Europe Prize 2003 for international cooperation. They are looking forward to opening their sea gates to the Tall Ships fleet for the third time and the grand finale to their city would be unforgettable. 

Szczecin, Poland 5th August - 8th Augustexternal link, opens in new window

Szczecin has a deep commitment to sail training. Offering access to the Baltic Sea and Odra River it is ideally positioned as both a port city and a gateway tourist destination. The forests, nature reserves, lakes and shorelines surrounding the city create a unique environment.